Went round Tewkesbury this week. 250 intake!!!! Kids being chucked out of classes as we walked by......not for us!
Do you REALLY think we could appeal on 205 for Denmark Road?
actually fallen in love with Bredon Middle School......but would I be letting her down by turning down a grammar place??
Yes you can appeal on any number for GS. I know of people with a lower score appealing for Denmark Road and I have heard a boy got to Tommies on appeal with a score of 199. Once you get to appeal the actual score on the day counts for very little. You have to prove any mitigating circumstances on the day (ill, something happened in the room etc.) AND have an excellent academic record. Your child's SATS (or predicted) scores. Also a letter from your head could help.
Secondly, if your DD went to Bredon, then most GS take "in-year" transfers. This is based on a test on English/Maths. Of course if the year group is full there is no guarantee they will get in, but if it isn't full then you could achieve a place that way after you have been to the middle school?