Happy dad wrote:
Moseleymom, read the admissions policy on the website. A primary school report is obtained for EVERY candidate. The policy also states that they make " use of as many forms of evidence about the pupil as possible" - doesn't sound like the test mark guarantees a place to me. Or is KES applying a different admissions policy to the one they publish?
Admittedly I haven't read the admissions policy on the website recently. I am basing my answers on personal experience, having a son who goes there and did well in his interview, and several conversations with Mrs Phillips who is the admissions tutor.
DIY Mums comments make sense based on my own experience i.e it's primarily about how well the child does in the exam for a place and you can get a place based on the exam alone. Other factors such as report are used to assess whether to offer the borderline/scholarship/assisted place child an interview. At the interview, KES makes up its own mind.
Rather than read off the website I would suggest calling Mrs Phillips directly to clear up any queries you may have. She has always been very helpful in all our dealings with her.