Council chiefs confirmed they would liaise with local schools and exam boards to make sure grades are ‘looked at, reviewed and modified accordingly if necessary’
Traumatised schoolchildren took tests only hours and days after the tragedy and council chiefs want to avoid them getting lower marks as a result.
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Education chiefs confirmed today they would liaise with local schools and exam boards to make sure grades are “looked at, reviewed and modified accordingly if necessary”.
Teens will also have access to counselling and mental health support over the next few days and when they start their new school terms in September.
Council leader Councillor Elizabeth Campbell said: “We know that some pupils took exams following the night of the fire and in the days afterwards.
“I want to ensure that their chances of a university or sixth form place are not impacted by something totally out of their control.
“The council has written to schools and made support available as pupils come to collect GCSE and A-level results over the next two weeks.
“We will also be there with help when the first day of term arrives in September.”
Many applications for “special consideration” were made by schools in west London during the summer term following the fire, which killed at least 80 people.
Mental health referrals have also been fast tracked and schools given cash for new uniforms.
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