A data breach during Covid testing at an Evesham school has seen results sent to the wrong parents.

Pupils at The De Montfort School underwent asymptomatic Coronavirus testing on Tuesday however a “human error” lead to students’ results being sent to other pupils parents.

One student affected was year 10 pupil Amelia Felton.

Her mother, Becky Felton, said: “I’m not very happy. It was another parent that told me she had received my daughter’s result. This is a serious breach of personal data.”

Ruth Allen, headteacher at the school which is part of the Four Stones Multi Academy Trust, has confirmed that the incident affected only a small number of students.

She said: “In line with Government guidance, on Tuesday January 4, the school facilitated asymptomatic testing for our students following the Christmas break.

“Testing for students was completed quickly and without fuss thanks to our excellent team of testers and the good will of our students who now have testing down to a fine art.

“This meant that all students were back in face-to-face lessons on Wednesday.”

She added: “Unfortunately, whilst uploading results, a data breach occurred that affected a small number of students.

“The breach has been investigated following the guidance set out in the Four Stones Multi Academy Trust data protection policy, reported to the Information Commissioner's Office and found to be the result of a human error.”