Plymouth Council investigates 11-plus exam leak

Plymouth City Council has launched a fraud investigation after pupils have reported seeing the papers for their 11-plus English and Maths exams.

The breach in security involved Devonport High School for Girls and Plymouth High School for Girls allegedly receiving the test as part of a practice exam.

It will mean hundreds of pupils will be forced to re-sit their exams next month.

A spokesperson for Plymouth City Council commented: “We regret to announce that due to a security breach, the candidates who sat the papers are going to have to re-sit them, and while we recognise that this is not ideal, it is the only way we can ensure the tests and admission process are carried out fairly. Investigation into the source of the breach is ongoing.

“This is now being treated as a fraud investigation and a police matter so we are working closely with GL Assessment and fraud investigators, but we cannot comment further at this stage until the investigation is complete.”

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