Gerbils that seems very unfair! Do you know if the Headteacher made an appeal (as they can with the Kent test, whether in or out of county)? I presume you'd had this info for a while as results were out a couple of weeks ago. As I understand it your main route is to put down a grammar school on your CAF, be rejected and then appeal making sure you have lots of evidence that attainment is normally of a high level.
Thank you for the replies, I have been investigating and came across the Kent Council page where it appeared to say what you have said.
The teachers, especially the Head are very unhelpful, they appeared to be telling me to forget the idea; do not understand this attitude, surely a child entering Grammar School from their School would be a positive point, when their School begins to trawl for future Students!
Thank you all for the encouragement, I have read much of the information via the link and have decided on the following course of action.
Make a new list of preferred Schools, 3 Grammar and 3 Comprehensive, get those in before deadline of 31st via online selection.
Talk to the Head and explain that She will be named as our witness since we have the right to do this.
Speak with his class Teacher and engage her help by getting him more English Language based work and for home much of the same without ignoring the our usual work.
Get his Class Teacher to help produce good records of his English work from past till appeal time.
He only lost out by a single point which does not sit well, I'm sure he can get that back in no time as the targeted work should show a marked increase in his work for English.
When its appeal day, answer questions and hope for the best.
Please can anyone clear this up for us, the Kent Council site says that appeals should be written to the individual schools we had selected; does that mean we have to attend three different appeal hearings?