242 was the lowest academic score awarded a place in this school this year. 234 is 8 points lower so am wondering if I can appeal.
Anyone can appeal - but if what you really mean is 'Have we any chance?
', we always point out that the majority of appeals won't succeed.
Someone with local knowledge might be able to say something about previous success rates for this school, but I've a feeling it may be on the low side.
However, unless you 'have a go', you'll never know for sure!
Appeals can be unpredictable:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... school#c20
She is a bright year 6 pupil who has shocked us with her scored as she is a normally confident child. The only thing I can think of she was so nervous on the day and when we dropped her at the test centre a screaming and crying child who would not go in and whom we were stood behind unnerved her. I had to coax her in that day.
Upon collection she did tell me cried and was upset during the maths paper which was first. The head of the school noticed this and kept her in her office during the 15 min break to console her and take her mind of things.
I assume the head has put some of this in writing?
I have a letter from her school who has given her level 2 sats results which were a level 3 for all.
Do you mean Key Stage 1 SATs? If so, good.
Sorry I do not remember the sub levels. She has also been predicted a high level 5a in maths, English and reading. She is also being entered for level 6 tests. She is being taught separately by the school as they are a few children who were gifted and talented I think.
That sounds good!
Do you think I can appeal?
As above - anyone can appeal!
If I did I am not sure on what grounds I can do this on.
You can appeal on the grounds that she was expected to score much more highly than she did, and you attach as much very strong academic evidence as possible:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
Secondly, you can write "she is a normally confident girl who was uncharacteristically upset on the day
" - and you provide the evidence for this.
Thirdly, you write: "The grammar school is a mile from my Home so is closer than the one she has been given. I should point out that I have a older daughter in the allocated school who is doing well. My youngest is very different and the only reason I am thinking of appealing is I feel she will do better in a school where she is academically challenged
Think hard about whether there are any other reasons you can give. See:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2
Good luck if you decide to go ahead.