Entry testing guidance updated for selective school admission amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

Entry testing guidance updated for selective school admission amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Education has updated its guidance on entry testing for admission to state-funded selective schools amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The updates advise local and admission authorities to take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of selection tests before secondary applications close on 31 October 2021. In addition, the guidance now reminds admission authorities that they should assess the ability or aptitude of children who are currently abroad during the pandemic and are unable to return to the UK.  Finally, it now asks admission authorities to consider whether changes need to be made to its English and Maths assessments as a result of the considerable period of time some children have spent out of school during 2020 and early 2021.

The updated guidance can be found here.

Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19): assessment processes for selective school admissions

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