Long Lee school excluded from table during investigation

A Keighley-district primary school has been excluded from latest performance tables in the wake of an investigation into alleged ‘maladministration’ of SATs tests.

The government’s Department for Education (DfE) said the results of exams taken by Key Stage Two pupils at Long Lee Primary would be ‘suppressed’ while the probe took place.

The Keighley News reported in August that an investigation had been launched by the Standards and Testing Agency, part of the DfE.

Performance tables published last Thursday show only two scores for Long Lee – the percentage of pupils achieving level four or above in writing (93 per cent) and the percentage making two or more levels of progress in writing between the ages of seven and 11 (96 per cent).

The school this week declined to comment.

A Bradford Council spokesman said: “The council has been working closely with Long Lee Primary School with regards to the Key Stage Two tests pupils took, due to an issue with the administration of the tests. The Standards and Testing Agency has taken the decision not to publish these results.”

The agency confirmed in August it was probing an allegation of maladministration, but no one was available to comment this week.


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