eager mum wrote:
In response to your question in the last paragragh about the his second score, unfortunately he did score 118 in the second one as well.
Hi Eager Mum
That is not an "unfortunately", that is good news!
A panel will be far more interested in a child who has two absolutely consistent "near miss" marks than one near miss and a big miss, such as 118/112.
Having just glanced back at your original post, the key thing you must do is to provide supporting evidence of his academic ability
. Stick to that, and don't get diverted into "what a nice boy he is", and don't allow other people's reports - Head, Form teacher - to do that either. I am sure that he is a great kid from all you say, but that evidence is not relevant for an Appeal!
The key question is why he didn't quite make the 121. If there are no mitigating circmstances you need to make a case on academic grounds alone.
I believe that appeal panels do understand that there are certain children for whom the 11+ test simply does not work entirely effectively. If you have no clear reasons to explain why he didn't achieve 121, then you should just say so.
What you then need to demonstrate is that he is entirely capable of achieving at a GS.
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