But when we came out of the appeal we got chatting to the LEA rep (a former HT of 25 years) and he said that in his opinion our Dd failed her 11+ appeal because she was so young!
Odd. At appeals we tend to look at the standardised scores, as we don't have access to the tables used to do the standardisation. Hence no child is disadvantaged or advantaged due to quirk of birthday. We also tend to ignore any arguments to that effect. Sorry - I'll rephrase that: 'We also listen carefully to parents who raise any supposed indiscrepancy due to birth date, consider it fully, then decide that the standardisation takes care of any discrepancy, so ignore the arguement'.