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 Post subject: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Appeal date is looming ever nearer, getting increasingly nervous. Is there anyone out there who is appealing for HSFG, Glos. I've heard there are about 40 applications!! How many of these qualified, so are only appealing agaist over-subscription????
We are appealing on both counts, we have good evidence however I am feeling that maybe I should be doing more. My particular grey area is the over-subscription, how much can I prepare for this? . The letter from the governors was very brief they appear to be saying that for the past x number of years they have gone 4 over PAN with no predjudice caused. Therefore I feel that they may accept 4 out of the 40, assuming they have a strong case.

I am getting so anxious, could do with some calming words/advice!!!


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 Post subject: Re: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:25 pm 
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If you go to the Glos section there is a thread with other people in your situation. There is also some great advice from Capers. Do not fear, you are not alone in this process.

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 Post subject: Re: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:04 pm 
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My particular grey area is the over-subscription, how much can I prepare for this? .
You don't need to worry about the governors' case - leave it to the panel to sort out whether or not there will be prejudice. Focus on your own case, because (assuming you get over the non-qualification hurdle) you have to show that you have good reasons for wanting a place. The panel will then decide whether your reasons outweigh any prejudice to the school.

Typical reasons for wanting a place are given here:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2

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 Post subject: Re: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:47 am 
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Etienne, in our oversubscription appeal the panel did not ask the PO any questions about his statements re:class sizes etc? The school said they were full to capacity and that was that!


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 Post subject: Re: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:21 pm 
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It's not a good sign if the panel ask no questions!

Their 'defence', if challenged, would probably be"The case was so clear we didn't need to"!

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The school said they were full to capacity and that was that!
I would be seriously concerned if neither their written case, nor their presentation, mentioned 'prejudice'.

The Code of Practice clearly states:
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3.2 The panel must consider the following issues ...... Whether or not there would be prejudice caused by the additional admission of the child. ..... the admission authority must be able to demonstrate this over and above the fact that the published admission number has already been reached.

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 Post subject: Re: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:48 am 
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Just heard....... our appeal was successful :lol: :lol:
I can't thank you all enough, despite not posting that many questions or answers, I have been silently reading everything! This site, and all your expertise, has been an invaluable help to me and my family throughout this ordeal!! I'm not sure we would have been successful without it.
I will recommend it to anyone unfortunate enough to be going through the appeal process.
You are offering a fantastic (free!!) sevice here and you should be proud of yourselves.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
DD is so excited we can now really look forward to September.


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 Post subject: Re: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:29 am 
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What wonderful news!

Thanks so much for your kind words - and for the feedback.

Many congratulations! :D

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 Post subject: Re: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:52 am 
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:lol: :D :lol: Well done. Congratulations. You must be thrilled. :D

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 Post subject: Re: HSFG Appeal
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:59 pm 
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Oh wow! Well done Sally.russell! Your DD must be so excited! :D :D


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