What other academic evidence would you suggest? Paying for what evidence exactly
Have you seen this? ..... http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
It sounds as if you may not have read the Q&As where we answer most questions to do with appeals.
Best to start here:viewtopic.php?f=35&t=35032
Once you've finished reading, if you still have unanswered questions, do please let us know.
and how important is this? Isn't end of year 5 report shoeing levels 5 achieved enough along with what the school thinks he will gain end of year 6?
When you wrote "that's all the evidence we have really
", I thought you sounded a bit concerned about the amount of evidence.
Difficult to judge the strength of your case when we don't know, for example, how the head's statement of support will be worded.http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b41
Esp if he is only a mark away from the passmark.
As a rule of thumb, it is true that the further away you are from the qualifying mark, the harder your task is likely to be. Even so, there are still appeals that fail with the sort of evidence and score you mention.
The more good evidence you have, the stronger your case.
As to what is the minimum you actually need, that depends on your particular appeal panel.
Where there is fierce competition for entry to schools, there could be a large number of appeals, and panels might have to be quite tough. This is why I suggested it would help to know the success rate for previous appeals. It should give you a clue as to how 'tough' this process might be.
If an appeal is successful, does it mean he needs to be offered a place or just entitled to be on the waiting list?
If you win an appeal, he would be offered a place. However, your case would have had to address successfully the issue of prejudice as well as qualification. See section C of the Q&As.
how can I find out the success rate of a particular schools appeals? Do I ask them and they must advice?
Sorry - I gave the wrong link above. I've corrected it to: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/general#a39
Yes, under the FOI Act, they must respond.
Thank you once again for your advice.