Two Birmingham primary schools are under investigation by education chiefs following ‘cheating’ allegations over SATs exam results.
The city council, which is carrying out the probe on behalf of the Department for Education, is refusing to confirm the names of the schools involved, unless the allegations are upheld.
But it is understood that staff at one of the schools raised concerns over the alleged spoon-feeding of exam answers to Year Six pupils.
A third school was also investigated but has been cleared.
A council spokesman said: “We are aware of allegations concerning SATs results at three Birmingham schools and, as is standard procedure, alerted the Standards and Testing Agency, part of the Department for Education, who asked us to investigate.
“Following this the agency found that one school had no case to answer, though there are concerns about a second school and our report remains with the agency.
“The third allegation has only just come to light and the Agency has asked us to investigate and produce a report.”
It is also understood that the SATs results for the first two schools were withheld, but those for the school at the centre of the new third allegation have been issued and will stand until the investigation is complete.
The Post contacted one of the schools it has been informed is under investigation. The head teacher offered no comment and referred our reporter to the city council.
The GMB trade union, which the Post understands is representing whistle-blowing staff, has also refused to comment.
The SATs are tests taken by all children in their final year at primary school, at the age of 10 or 11.
They are used to compile the school league tables which are usually published in December, following the completion of any investigations, appeals and challenges.