I am considering an appeal after falling just short and contacted the school to ask for some appeal stats for last year.
According to the school - last year 57 appeals 0 successful
i was a) surprised by the number of appeals and b) exceedingly surprised by the fact that none were successful.
Whilst i have no reason to doubt them i also can't believe that an independent appeals process gave that result?
Is this sort of success rate (or slightly higher!) the norm?
Nationally around one-third of appeals (excluding infant class size appeals) are successful, but please note most of these would have been oversubscription appeals.
• Separate statistics for grammar schools are not collated.
• There are no separate statistics for where the main issue was non-qualification.
• Statistics for academies are not being collected.
Here's a very old newspaper article about the widely different success rates in different areas.
Although it’s out of date, and refers to all schools rather than just grammar schools, it gives an idea of the considerable variations that can occur.http://www.theguardian.com/education/20 ... s.schools1
I'm inclined to agree that 0 out of 57 sounds remarkably low!