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School error leads to pupils taking practice 11 plus papers home
PUPILS at a Great Missenden school were mistakenly given practice 11 plus exam papers to take home with them.
Mock papers were given to pupils at the Gateway School on Tuesday, September 10 to be taken home, when the practice papers should have remained on the school premises.
Staff at the school this week admitted the error and said they reported the matter to Buckinghamshire County Council themselves when they became aware a mistake had been made.
The council said the integrity of the 11 plus test subsequently taken by the students was not affected by the error.
Headteacher Sue La Farge said: "On Tuesday September 10 the school made an error in the administration of the preparation test. As soon as we were alerted to this error the school contacted all our parents.
"The county council have been working with us and the matter is now in the hands of the Grammar School Head’s Association in Buckinghamshire."
Council spokesman Suzanna Ghosh said: "The integrity of the secondary transfer test has not been affected by the release of the preparation test content which is completely separate from the real tests.
"The preparation exercise is different in intent from the actual test, and whilst it was planned to remain confidential the release of the papers does not compromise the test itself."
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