The Evening Standard is reporting that a primary school in Tottenham is currently being investigated for allegedly falsifying the SATs results of pupils.
Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park allegedly doctored the test results to make them appear better than they would have been. Parents were made aware there may have been malpractice when the results were not included in the children’s end-of-year report.
A source said: “The school is under investigation for falsifying the year six SATs results. This is very damaging. It raises questions about the achievements of the school.” The source added: “This is just the latest in a string of issues. The turnover of staff is very high.”
One parent, who asked not to be named, said: “We transferred our children into this school because of its great results, but now that seems to be in doubt. Staff are leaving mid-term… the atmosphere is not good for staff or pupils.”
A Standards and Testing Agency spokesman said: “We are currently investigating an allegation of maladministration at Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park, Tottenham. We cannot comment further while the investigation is ongoing.”
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