Thank you for that - really really helpful. My daughter got 119, predicted 5's across board - already 5s in most areas (she has a maths bias), highly recommended by school for grammar (2 and a 1 for Effort) and we did not get through Selection Review (although others in school did with lower 11+ score).
So we have decided to try the appeal route without telling ehr as we do not want to raise her hopes. Although realistically we do not hold out much hope, I had been concerned about the proving it was fair & consistent etc so you advise is much welcomed.
Looking at the allocations, should I assume that AHS will not have places and as SHF took ALL who applied is that a better proposition.
Do I apply for both? Not really sure how it works.
Also if they say the system is not fair and consistent, surely that will be the same for all who went through the process.
I must say that the previous leaflet sent with 11+ result said nothing about missing Selection Review and that would mean straight away our evidence would be looked at by IAP - it seemed to imply go straight to Review. Sadly I had not know of your forum!
I had someone who use to be on the IAPs look at evidence before and they had told me it was strong.
All a bit stressful. My older daughter did really well going through an Upper school so I know they are good but just feel for my younger daughter is far better suited to a grammar