The primary school that my ds is at is an outstanding school but an ooc school. Will this have an impact on the ht evidence in any way?
My only concern would be whether he is familiar enough with the system to understand what is needed. The headteacher's summary sheet which I've mentioned in another thread shows the sort of questions that need to be addressed. He needs to choose his words carefully in the statement where he indicates strength of support (is his support exceptionally strong, with evidence to back it up?). He needs to avoid irrelevancies ('great on the games field, super classroom monitor'!)
One of my concerns is that ds has got into trouble at school on a number of occasions as he has sometimes struggled with his social skills. Is this something that the ht needs to highlight in the evidence and how will it affect the evidence?
Only if it explains underperformance (which could be very useful evidence).
Although ds is very sensitive and does find it difficult to cope in a pressurised environment - again I guess this could be said about most children sitting the 11 plus.
Is there any evidence that his sensitivity is so marked that it could genuinely have had a significant impact on performance? You would need the school's view for this.
my concern is that as his scores are low, his chance of successful apeal is about 14%. Hence, from the advice on the forums I believe we will need strong academic evidence to support the appeal. I believe the school don't share CATs scores and this years cats won't be until later in the year. So would school reports suffice?
I'm rather doubtful - Nothing correlates precisely with the 11+, so I always point to the need for as much and as wide a range of evidence as possible. You might want to consider the expense of an EP report (with no guarantee, of course, that it will come up with the results you want). http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
See also: B3
Thank you very much for your time and effort in helping parents like myself who are going through a very stressful and anxious time at the moment.