Fraud investigation underway after 11-plus exam leaked

400 girls will have to resit their maths and english papers Credit: PA

Hundreds of girls will have to resit their 11-plus exams in Plymouth after it emerged many of them had seen the papers already.

A fraud investigation is underway, after the City Council reported the leak to Devon and Cornwall Police.

It's thought it will affect 400 pupils who were trying to get a place at Plymouth High School for Girls and Devonport High School for Girls. They sat a Maths and English exam on two consecutive weekends earlier this month - but immediately afterwards there were reports that some girls had been shown the test beforehand.

With 240 places at stake, the council has taken the decision to resit both Maths and English tests on October 8th.

The city council says its working closely with fraud investigators and has apologised to the pupils: