I have also posted this in the 'Kent' topic, but I didn't realise there is a seperate section for appeals so thought i'd post here too.
Hi, my daughter got 326 overall. 113 English 113 Reasoning and 100 in maths.
We are thinking of an appeal for Invicta (or MGGS but she prefers Invicta)
The headteacher did appeal but was unsuccessful. Will this mean less likelihood of success?
Her end of year 5 report gave her a level 5 in reading, 4a in writing (apparently nearly a 5 but ust not quite) and I think 4b in maths.
Does anyone have any advice on the possibility of success, yes I know we won't know for sure until we go for it, but I would like to know if we should put ourselves through the process.
Any advice is gratefully received.
I have more experience of appeals in West Kent but can probably give you a couple of points to think about until an Invicta expert comes along.
Firstly, if you really want Invicta do put that as your first choice on your scaf. You have until March to think about whether or not to appeal. I would say that it is worth appealing.
Secondly, your dd's ht did apply for her case to be reviewed. If you haven't done so already it is worth asking for a copy of the review form and you will see why the panel did not uphold the review. This may help you in a possible appeal . The fact that there was a review is encouraging. Ht's only tend to do a couple of reviews every year so he /she clearly thought your dd would do well in a gs school.
I may be wrong here but I think that last year Invicta was under subscribed. It may be worth a call to Invicta to ask how many appeals were successful last year and ask their advice. Probably a good idea to wait until after half term because admissions officers won't be so busy with parents enquiries after the scaf deadline has passed. If this is your first choice I would ask your ht if they would support an appeal- they have already supported a review so I hope they will.
My advice to anyone appealing is not to tell your dc that you are appealing unless you really have to. Knowing that you are appealing doesn't help dc's to come to terms with the school they will be most likely offered. I know that is difficult though if its your dc begging you to appeal (this happened to us with our ds
). There is lots of advice and support on this forum so I would say fill in the form, get your ht on side and then give yourself a bit of time off before preparing for appeal xx