Should seven-year-olds have school tests?

As MP Nicky Morgan is planning to reintroduce national tests at key stage 1, the Guardian’s Jethro Shirley-Smith asks whether it’s such a good idea? Should children just be allowed to be children, without the pressure of tests?

We must ask what testing at key stage 1 is for – is it to make our school brochure statistics look more glossy? Photograph: Alamy