Hi many thanks cindy.twins and medway mum. I shall definately be seeking advice on appeals. Last report ie end of year 5 showed son getting level 5 maths 4 english 5 reading and 4 science. I shall be talking with school shortly to find out what his expected sats marks are but maths has always been sons strong point.
Unfortunately, the 11+ is 'standardised' which means that it is not the individual child's score that counts as much as the scores of the rest of the cohort.
A comparison is then made and lines drawn on what constitutes a pass and a fail.
Your son might well have passed if he had taken the 11+ last year and got those results, or next year. Everything depends on the standards of all the children taking the 11+ in a particular year.