Testing Times


At Palmers Green High School in north London,  teachers cast judgment on children barely out of nappies, testing them on the 3Rs at the tender age of two before offering a place at this coveted private school.


'Director Lynn Alleway, an accomplished chronicler of modern day madness, looks at how parents, frightened to death by the state system, are bending over backwards to get the tiniest children into high-achieving selective and private schools.' Daily Express

'The pressure and expectation heaped on these children is quite horrendous and when the headmistress says of one child "there is an excitable element which hasn’t been put under control", a shiver runs up the spine.' Time Out

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