Staff complaints;Primary school results;News;News and opinion

10th December 1999 at 00:00
Staff from the bottom-ranked school in the tables have complained after being given no marks because the date for sitting tests was changed.

Chesterton primary in Wandsworth, south London, moved the test date because it clashed with a visit by actors from the English Shakespeare Company. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority responded by cancelling the school's marks - even though its pupils achieved a cumulative score of 182 percentage points.

Warwick Mansell

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today