First post and wish to thank all for helping provide this source of information and then wish that I'd found it much sooner.
I've spent the last 2 days reading posts and trying to make sense of this, HT appeals, appeals, scores, standardised, raw... head hurts.
We are in the Gravesend area and our daughter scored 128, 134 and 114 (maths), we found out by mistake from her teacher who told us that she was "gutted" and that she had put in an appeal but was unsuccessful (I think she meant the HT had appealed).
After attending all the open days my D set her sights on the local Grammar School (Girls). Her teacher and HT both strongly recommended that she sit the 11+, she has been in level 5 in all areas for the last 3 years and twice won the HT award for her overall work and attitude.
Her 11th birthday was just last week and is the youngest, if not one of the youngest in her year.
The only help the school gave to those looking to take the 11+ was a single set of nfer old papers and "get more from WH Smith". I did ask the school if they could give more help and was told by the HT that she'd speak to the others to see if something could be arranged, but nothing happened except the sample papers given out 2 days before, the "mock" test to prepare them for exam conditions was, from all reports, a joke.
Of the 7 in the school that sat it only 1 passed, my child was next highest even beating the sole "winner" in 1 section (winner is not a good word I know
To make matters worse she didn't even get offered her second choice yet a classmate much lower down in the sats got in because her sister is there. So my daughter is being penalised because we couldn't have more children?
My daughter is disappointed and wants us to appeal, so I suppose the question is not if we should but rather finding the best way to do it.
I would love to see historical data on the school for the 11+ as I don't feel they gave adequate support or am I expecting too much?
Would members here agree that appealing may be worthwhile?