We usually publish something like this after the results come out in November:
Where a child has taken part in the 11+ testing process parents are able, upon receipt of N.B. There is no guarantee whether all of the above will remain unchanged this year.
the appropriate fee, to request the following (under the terms of the Data Protection Act
1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000):
1. Raw scores - £10
2. Test paper remark - £25 (£15 as the paper will be marked by hand plus £10 as the
raw scores will also be released)
3. Test paper analysis - £25 (as above)
All such requests must be made within 21 days of the parents receiving notification of their
child's performance in the tests (Section 12 of the D P Act). Where a request is received
after this date, the LA can refuse to provide the information.
The additional £15 fee (in 2 and 3 above) is payable as under Schedule 7(9) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, the LA is not required to provide exam scripts or the information
recorded in them, hence the LA is required to undertake extra work in order to provide the
In all instances, we would suggest that the parent discusses their intention to request such
information with you [the headteacher] and that where possible the request is made via the school.
All requests must be made in writing and be accompanied by the appropriate fee, cheques
should be made payable to Buckinghamshire County Council.
When I used to hear selection appeals, panels often asked parents "And how did your child find the tests?
" More often than not, it turned out that the child had performed better in the test he/she was less happy about!
My conclusion is that there is little correlation between what the child thinks of the test and the eventual standardised score!