22nd April 2016

A spelling paper used in Key 1 Stage Tests has been scrapped after it was accidentally published.

The Department for Education issued a statement saying that pupils would not have to sit the paper because of the administrative error.

Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, added that a thorough review was underway to examine how the mistake was made and that this would investigate both the Department and its Standards and Testing Agency.

The error will mean that thousands of children will not sit the test this year, although other tests are due to continue as normal and pupils will also be assessed by teachers.

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