11+ scores revised after administrative error at Grantham school
An administrative error has led to 11+ exam results being revised down at a Grantham school.
Parents have complained that this may affect those who passed the exam at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School by just a few marks and may now have not achieved the pass mark to gain entry to the school.
One concerned parent said: "A letter was received from the school confirming that there had been an administrative error in the processing of the results. No further explanation was given other than if you wanted to know the revised score to contact the school.
"It appears that it has affected everyone's results by five or six marks down on their original scores. This can have a huge impact on children who now may not have reached the qualifying standard. School applications were submitted by October 31 and no advice has been given about whether applications could now be changed."
The school has told the Journal that following the error, parents can change their choice for secondary school.
KGGS headteacher James Fuller said: "By gaining a qualified score in the 11+ test, students are eligible to apply for a Grammar School place. However, when oversubscribed the over subscription criteria are applied to allocate places. Achieving a qualifying score does not secure you a place.
"After the 11+ results were released to parents, an administrative error with the standardised scores of the students who sat the 11+ exam at KGGS was discovered. As a result of this all parents were contacted to ensure that they had the correct 11+ standardised score for their daughter.Parents were advised that they would be able to amend their choice for a secondary school place on their preference form if they wished to do so.
"We do apologise for the administrative error and the issues this has then caused and have completed a full investigation to ensure a similar administrative error is not repeated."