Primary SATS are annulled

Published on: 14 Sep 2013

An investigation into SATS tests at Charborough Road Primary has concluded with what the school has described as a "disappointing outcome". The Standards and Testing Agency investigation means that while English results have now been released to Year 6 pupils' families, the maths results have been annulled (made void). The school has stressed that the matter will have no impact on the pupils' ongoing transition to secondary school In a statement released by the school and South Glos Council, head teacher Nicola Bailey and chair of governors Laura Thompson said: "As you know from our previous letter, the results of the school's Year 6 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs), carried out in May this year, were withheld by the Standards and Testing Agency pending an investigation into apparent administrative irregularities. The Standards and Testing Agency have concluded their investigation and, while English results have now been released and issued to parents, the Agency has annulled this year's Maths results. "This is a very disappointing outcome both for the school and the children who worked so hard on their SATs this year and I have written separately to all Year 6 parents and carers to explain the outcomes of the Agency's investigation in more detail and reassure them that their children's transition to secondary education will not be affected. "We are also working with the local authority on our own internal investigation into the matter and will ensure that all recommendations from this investigation are implemented in full."

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