At the end of year 2 he was at level 2's in writing and reading and a level 3 for maths and at the end of year 5 he was 5c in maths and reading and a 4a in writing. Am I right in thinking this is something in his favour to show his academic ability as he has progressed faster/further than expected?
Only your review panel can really answer that - but we get the impression that they normally like to see level 3s in Y2 followed by steady progression.
In your son's case there will presumably be a dip in Y5 because of the extenuating circumstances?
Your headteacher will enter all the levels for years 2-5 on the summary sheet.
I have seen on other posts people stating predictions for the end of year 6, is this on the part completed by the head?
With regards to the exceptional circumstances for the variable output in year 5 is it enough for the head and myself to explain or should I also include proof? I have letters from the hospital confirming diagnosis, outcome of the operation etc but not letters confirming each of the outpatient appointments.
It might be worth including the diagnosis letter. And, if anything significant was happening in September (leading up to the 11+), include evidence of that too.
The main thing, though, is that the headteacher should confirm that she knew about the situation at the time, and saw the effect on your son.
Do the review panel get given the information relating to the heads evaluation of children eg How many children with a 2:1, 2:2, 2:3 qualified in the 11+ at our school, to verify the accuracy of their evaluation ..... ?
Yes, they have that information,.