Hi, we're reloacting fron Kent to Yorkshire due to work. Job starts in June. One parent will live in Yorks until the family, 2+2, move over summer holidays. We prefer that our children finish the full term. Our house is under offer and we will rent in the catchment area of the school. We cant give a local address yet.
Our son passed the 11+ in Kent (100% score) and was going to selective grammar in our town. We have now declined this place. He took the Nth Yorks selection test over Easter and scored 255, which is well above their criteria.
We applied for both Nth Yorks selective grammar schools, knowing we would have to appeal. The appeal documents have now arrived and we have a deadline of 26 May to reply.
So we are appealing on oversubscription - schools have admitted greater nos over MAL. Our son is academically suitable, especially in maths/science which suits both schools. He is good at sports and art, and will thrive given the right conditions. We are moving into the area for work and no other reason.
We will provide evidence of new job, house sale and obvious recommendations from school, art and sports clubs.
We will not be able to have any other representative than ourselves at the appeal.
We also have our youngest who is going into year 3 to consider.
Have we forgotten any important points or could rephrase any of them?
Hi - good luck! Let us know when you get the dates. Can only really comment on Ermysted's lots of the lads there are from far flung places, - many having moved while the kids were at junior school - so the problem will be well recognised...
re your year 3 child - probably the best primaries are Water Street nr Ermysted's and ben rhydding / all saints / sacred heart in ilkley. Kettlewell, Burnsall and Boyle and Petyt are wonderfully located but v small classes.
You have to demonstrate why this school is the right school for your son. The facts are:
GS standard - proven.
Maths / Science - any reports / letters from school etc..
Sports - again letters / reports.
re representation - friends I have known go to appeal here (non qualification only) have found them very helpful and good at making people feel at their ease. I don't think any wished they had someone representing them. One said that the LEA rep deliberatlely let her have the last word (a non qual so different from yours) he said "do you think S would cope at the school" .. Oh yes says mother...