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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:08 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:14 pm
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Just like to say to anyone who has missed out if you really think your child should be at Grammar then appeal.

I appealled for my daughter 2 years ago (score 209) and won

I also appealled for my son 12 months ago score (214) and won

Mu daughter is very near top of class at Grammar and I have noticed decided improvement in my son's attitude to work as he believes in himself more. None of the kids at Grammar are bothered about the 11+ scores and this has never come up in conversation with either of them.

Neither child was involved in the appeals process so wouldn't have been effected by a failure in appeals in fact didn't even know I was going through it.

Appeals are not until March and the child has plenty of time to get a good report from primary school.

I have written this post because without this website my appeal might not have worked.

A big thanks to everyone.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:48 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:13 pm
Posts: 15
Do you know how long the appeal process takes? I was just wondering as my daughter passed the 11+ but due to hubby's work (RAF) my daughter wouldn't be starting secondary school in Lincs till March 2014 so we need to make a mid year admission application. If she weren't to get a place I'm wondering if there is an appeals process for it?

Thanks- your story is inspiring and glad your DCs are doing so well


PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:00 pm 

Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:10 pm
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Location: Lincolnshire
For mid-year appeals the admission authority must arrange to hear the appeal within 30 days of you lodging it. In practice most are heard sooner. As an RAF family you may not have to go to appeal as the LA now says:

8. In order to meet the government’s military covenant aimed at helping
service personnel, and Crown Servants returning from abroad we have
adopted the following arrangements. For late co-ordinated applications and
mid year applications we will aim to remove any disadvantage to UK service
personnel (UK Armed Forces) by applying the schools oversubscription
criteria to their address. We will check to see if the address is within the
distance of the last child admitted in the last admission round that was
oversubscribed on offer day. If the address is within the distance the
governors will be asked to consider admitting providing all children in public
care and siblings have already been admitted. This will be irrespective of the
fact that the school has had appeals or appeals are scheduled.
It maybe that the governors still cannot admit because of organisational or
curriculum difficulties within the school. If this is the case, the Local Authority
will approach the second and third preferences stated. For grammar schools
the child must have qualified as well as live within the distance.
We will need the notice of posting or official government letter and posting
address before we can consider an application under these arrangements.
We allocate a school as soon as possible by applying the policies and
practices that we normally follow.

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