Thanks so much for your input and warm welcome
Yes thank you I have read the Q&As and they have been immensely helpful.
I think I can somewhat understand what the school are getting at as she passed the VR and maths without a problem it was just the NVR she didn't make the mark on, although I wholeheartedly agree with you on that point!
The issue I'm struggling with most is how I would go about proving her ability in NVR or what evidence I could use, if it were any of the other two I would probably have a better idea. Unfortunately we don't have any alternative test scores, NVR reports or CATs to offer up
This is due partly to the fact that her current primary school was in the 'requires improvement' category for some time and they don't have anything to do with the grammar school processes as it isn't something that comes up very often for them. The idea of a grammar school for my daughter only came up as it was casually mentioned to me during a year 6 parent's evening, by which time it was too late. None of our local-ish grammar schools accept late entrants under any circumstances, hence the reason for the move. It's only because we've decided to move away and the school we're applying to is under-subscribed that we've got a second chance.
I'm really grateful for all advice given I desperately don't want to mess this up for her! We might be new to this but I really feel I owe her this opportunity given her achievements in spite of everything.