DfE error gives schools early Sats results

Tes is reporting that a number of schools have been able to access their Sats results ahead of them being officially published because of a blunder on a Government website.

The Department for Education confirmed that during testing of the Standards and Testing Agency’s system “a small number” school results from key stage two Sats were accessed.

The results were available on the NCA (National Curriculum Assessment) Tools site which schools use to receive their results on Friday.

The results are due to be published on the site on Tuesday July 10 at 7.30am.

Debbie Wylie, principal of Cramlington Village Primary, in Cramlington, near Newcastle, told Tes 

“It gives some people a head start,” she said. “It just seems wrong when we have to follow so many procedures and rules to make sure everything is standardised.

“Then something happens in the administration and some people can get results early. If schools had done anything like this then our SATs results would be declared null and void. It just seems like double standards.” 

A Department for Education spokesman said: “This was quickly rectified and affected schools have been advised to check the NCA Tools system on Tuesday 10 July to ensure they have final results.”

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