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Websites exam contents banned

Redditch Editorial 13th Mar, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

CONTENTS of Eleven Plus exams taken by Alcester and Studley pupils have been blocked from being publicly released.

Following a three day trial, Warwickshire County Council have been able to stop a website publishing the content of any of the exams from 2013 to 2015 for at least three years.

While the majority of students sit the test on the first Saturday in September, other students including those moving into the area, take the test later on in the year.

The same test is then used so that a student’s performance can be compared against other children of the same age.

The website’s proprietor was also ordered to pay costs incurred by Warwickshire County Council during the proceedings.

Coun Colin Hayfield, responsible for education and learning on the county council said: “This is a really important ruling in favour of Warwickshire County Council.

“Not only does it confirm our testing process is reasonable and robust, it sends out a clear message that we will not allow anyone to interfere with what is such an important process for Warwickshire parents and children.”

Coun Bob Hicks, chair of the children and young people’s overview and scrutiny committee added: “We need to be able to protect the integrity of the testing process so I’m pleased that the court has issued this injunction to prevent information about the test being published.”

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