The education minister has said it would be “difficult” to facilitate pupils sitting transfer tests in their own primary schools, BBC is reporting.
Children taking the tests currently sit them in grammar schools or further education colleges.
Naomi McBurney, who has two children currently in primary school, has started a campaign for primary seven pupils to sit the tests in the school they attend.
She wrote to Mr Weir asking for him to intervene, saying the move would minimise stress and pressure on children taking the exams.
The minister wrote back saying that while he appreciated her concern, the Department of Education (DE) had no role in the “operation, location or administration” of the tests.
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