Pixie dust....you will not get better appeals advice than this forum and I have no expert advice to add but as a parent I think that you should have a go and appeal. Why shouldn't you-at least you will know that you tried. I have seen your remark about lower passes and your worry that your dd may struggle but you can not be sure that this would be the case..I spoke to a well respected gs ht last year who said that in his opinion children who had 'got in' with a lower scoring pass or on appeal almost always went on to do extremely well. There is also the 'on the day' aspect of testing...sometimes we are not on top form for all sorts of reasons. I am so sorry that your dd is devastated..as loving parents it is so hard to see this and know what to do for the best...is your offered school one you can be fairly happy with? I think an appeal is worth a go but would advise keeping the focus on the offered school . Good Luck and let us know how you are getting on xx
Thank you Tigger - your words are much appreciated.
We've got a bit of a game plan now :
- Primary head teacher/teacher meeting to discuss whether they will back academic side of appeal
- Contact NW, find out where we are on list
- Contact allocated school about ehat they can offer dd
- Visit allocated school with DD
- Contact local authority re. transport options
- Gather all medical evidence
We are going tell allocated school we will be appealing for NW because of its proximity to home - would hate for them to spend any unnecessary funds.
Will keep you all updated