Primary has SATs results annulled

The BBC is reporting that a Swindon primary school has had its SAT exam results annulled after an investigation by an education watchdog.

Mountford Manor was accused of “maladministration” over the results of its key stage 2 English reading and Maths exams held in June.

The Standards and Test Agency (STA) said some pupils were helped with their answers ahead of this year’s tests. The school said it was disappointed but accepted the decision of the STA and was launching its own investigation.

The Department for Education (DfE) said in a statement that no pupils would be “adversely” affected as the school could provide teaching assessment data to show children’s progress in English and Maths.

In a statement, the principal at Mountford Manor Primary School, Rachel Skates, said the school was taking steps to avoid any repeat of the situation.

She added: “In our Ofsted Inspection last February, the inspector looked at the children’s work and remarked that the new ways maths is taught ensured that our year six pupils’ progress is much higher than what they had seen nationally over the last two years.

“They also said our spelling, punctuation, and grammar is the strength of the school.”

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