I'd be interested in your thoughts on which route to take. http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... aneous#e33
if we went to review and were unsuccessful, would the complexity of his case help us put an 'unfair' argument at Appeal?
No - the admission authority can point out that the review panel had an educational psychologist in attendance to advise them.
(It would be interesting to know if it's the same educational psychologist who sits on the special access panel that refused your request for adjustments!)
I would have thought an appeal panel might be more sympathetic to the lack of any adjustments, but there's no guarantee.
It would obviously help if there's supporting evidence that adjustments were needed.
I'd also like to know if we can ask for his paper to be re-marked by a person rather than a computer?
The fee last year appeared to be £25: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b55
The current headteachers manual says £15:
Where a child has taken part in the Transfer Testing Process, we will agree to provide, upon payment by the parent of a £15 charge, a hand re-mark plus confirmation of the standardised Secondary Transfer Test Score (STTS) and separate weighted element scores. Raw scores are not provided as part of this charge.
The council will only provide this service immediately following the release of test results, and therefore all requests must be made within 21 days of the parents receiving notification of their child’s performance in the tests. Where a request is received after this date, we may refuse to provide the information.
Parents will be able to request, and pay for, the service above online on our website.
Elsewhere BCC mentions a fee of £28.
Whatever the fee, the answer to your question is 'Yes' - but with the limited amount of information a remark provides these days, and the very, very small likelihood of the score changing, we'd advise most parents not to waste their money.
If in your particular case you wish to go ahead, you should email (not phone) Admissions with your request.