Hello again, Justine (you glutton for punishment!
My DS managed a wonderful effort of 119 and 120
Good to see such high scores for an appeal.
and so realise the standard needed to survive at GS
Please don't say this. (Panel members hear it so often their groans are almost audible!)
and so we feel this would most probably be repeated by our younger son
You could start your presentation with a smile, saying "Well, we had to appeal for our older son two years ago, and here we are again!" With any luck, the panel will smile too - and if they're tempted to ask you about your older son later on, you can then tell them he's thriving at grammar school!
Only 113 on CATs
Is this the overall score? What was the breakdown? Do you have an exact date for these tests?
a vast improvement in his academic ability very recently
Your strongest argument (along with two high scores).
the comments are not brilliant as its possible his output at school didn't reflect the scores he managed at the end of year 5. He had a change of friends towards the end of Yr 5, which we feel had a big impact on his academic turn around (change of friends, change of attitude).
Tell the panel all this openly and honestly, draw attention to the high 4's and 5b for reading .... and remind them of the recent vast improvement.