AN ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl has written to her MP to demand why a debacle has delayed vital exam results of every school in Frodsham and Helsby.
Emily Sutton, of Frodsham Weaver Vale Primary School, wrote to Mike Hall MP after “technical difficulties” delayed national curriculum test results which could affect which sets the youngsters are put in next year.
Year 6 and Year 9 pupils were meant to receive results last Tuesday from the National Assessment Agency (NAA) but the earliest they are expected is next Tuesday, three days before the end of term.
The problem has hit 11- and 14-year-olds across the country.
Emily writes: “I am writing to ask how is it possible for our Maths SATs papers to come back unmarked and in the same unopened packets my teachers sent them in, and the English and Science have come back marked but with no final score.”
She goes on: “We have been studying all year for our SATs. I've worked really hard to get a good result so I will be put in the higher sets at Helsby High School. All of our SATS papers tell us to check our work, who is checking this work?”
Weaver Vale headteacher Jon Hardman said the maths papers remain unmarked in a locked cupboard and added: “ I cannot imagine when we’ll get the results.”
Helsby High Deputy Head Julia Carey said: “Children do not need to worry, we will be working to make sure they are in the right classes.”