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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:13 pm 
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Hello,

My son missed out of the dover boys grammar by 7 points he got 111 and the pass apparently is 118, I would like to appeal as think it is a brillant school as my older son did fantastically there in his gsce and is now doing his a'levels, even though he only just scrapped in and was told by his primary that if i let him sit the test he would always be at the bottom of class so not so!! It is such a good school for boys and i know my second son will bloom in confidence in all ways.

I have the appeal form but im really not sure what to write, would it be correct to mention my older son and also when the younger sat the test things where difficult with a very absent father (had not seen for 2 years) dragging us threw court for access order despite son not wanting to go, should i mention these things?

Also his primary school do not seem to have a very good grammar turn out and i feel with a bit more of a push at a grammar would benfit him greatly should i mention things like this?

Any advice on how to start middle and end would be great. Thank you in advance to all.x


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Dear wolfhound

I assume you'll be appealing against non-qualification and oversubscription, in which case you'll need
(a) academic evidence
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus ... rs.php#b11
(b) extenuating circumstances
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus ... rs.php#b10
and (c) reasons for this particular school
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus ... ers.php#c2
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would it be correct to mention my older son
It's worth mentioning that there's a sibling at the school under (c) above, but the other points ("he only just scraped in" but is doing well) won't carry any weight.
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when the younger sat the test things were difficult with a very absent father (had not seen for 2 years) dragging us through court
Worth a mention under (b) above, but it would carry more weight if (1) there is evidence that school work also suffered at that point in time, and (2) you alerted the headteacher about the problem.
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i feel with a bit more of a push at a grammar would benfit him greatly should i mention things like this?
No!

There is a bit of advice about setting out an appeal here:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus ... rs.php#e11
and here:
viewtopic.php?t=9124&start=10

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:03 am 
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Thank you for that at least know where to start now, I'm going to phone school for appointment with head to morrow and see if he back my case ect, will let you know how it all goes! Thanks.x


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