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Website barred from posting Warks 11 Plus questions

Rugby Editorial 11th Mar, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A WEBSITE has been prevented from publishing questions from the Warwickshire Eleven Plus Test after a successful court injunction by Warwickshire County Council.

Concluding a three day trial, Mr Justice Newey forbade the owner of the website to publish any content of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 tests for three years from the date the test paper was first used.

The proprietor was also ordered to pay the council’s legal costs.

The Eleven Plus Test – the exam taken by 11-12-year-olds to determine the type of secondary school they will enter – is usually taken on the first Saturday in September. However, other students such as those moving into the area take the test later on in the year. The same test is used for fair comparisons to other children of the same age.

Warwickshire County Council education spokesman Colin Hayfield said: “Not only does this ruling confirm our testing process is reasonable and robust, it sends out a clear message that we will not allow anyone to interfere with what is such an important process for Warwickshire parents and children.”

Coun Bob Hicks, Chair of the council’s Children and Young People’s Committee, added: “We need to be able to protect the integrity of the testing process so I’m pleased that the court has issued this injunction to prevent information about the test being published.”

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