The Head Master has strongly advised to go to review panel.
Primary heads have been 'programmed' to point parents towards a review, because "that's the system!
Was he even-handed (i.e. did he spell out the possible consequences for an appeal if you first go through a review)?
Apart from perhaps mentioning that schools could be oversubscribed by the time of an appeal (a point we clearly make ourselves), what were his exact reasons for 'strongly advising' a review?
He's a lot braver than we are!
I'm afraid there's nothing we can really add to the advice in the Q&As.http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... aneous#e33
We had an 11+ score of 104 but I have spoken with headmaster who has completed the appeal form 2/2 and has written in the head teacher remarks ".....highly recommends", cat overall score 122, anticipated level at end of year 6 are 5a/b's in numeracy and literacy and 6c in reading.
It depends how many of his '2' recommendations qualified.
The CAT score is a bit borderline.
KS2 predictions look perfectly acceptable, but we think a review panel would look closely at the rate of progression from KS1.
For a review, would you have 'exceptional circumstances' to explain an underperformance? (They appear to want these.)