My DS failed the grammar school entrance test by a quite a bit
Did he actually not reach the pass mark, or did he pass but not get a high enough score for a place?
Anyway I have decided to appeal and thinking i was appealing on Non-qualification grounds, looking at the refusal letter that i received from the LEA, the grounds for refusal is that all the places have been filled and no more places are available. What i am stuck is what grounds do i appeal on, is it non-qualification or over subscription or both. I really am stuck, please please can someone help me. Also how do i go about appealing against oversubscription.
Gloucestershire schools appeals are not split into two parts. Each parent just turns up once for their appeal, and the process is the same irrespective of it being an oversub or a non-qual appeal.
The difference is that an oversubscription appeal 'just' has to prove that the school can fit another pupil in (without prejudicing the other pupils), whereas a non-qual also
has to convince the panel that their child is suitable for a grammar school.
Oversubscription appeals are easier to win for some Glos schools than others - it depends if they have gone over PAN / IAN in the past and if the school side turns up & says - 'yes we can fit in up to x more children without problems'! Some, on the otherhand, feel that more children would negatively affect the existing intake.