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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:46 pm 
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We received confirmation of our appeal hearing today, and there is one part in the letter that we have no idea how to handle.

The letter says "you must provide reasons why you believe your case outweighs the Admission Authority's case that admission of additional children would cause prejudice to the school."

Our appeal is for a non-qualification, for the grammar school virtually across the road. The basis of the appeal is that our DD has been diagnosed as dyslexic, with a written report from a LA SEN consultant stating that she needs additional time in examinations to compensate. Although the report was submitted the request for extra time was denied. She didn't miss by far, close enough that it's a reasonable assumption that she would have found the extra marks had she been given the extra time, and we are so close in that circumstance we would have been guaranteed a place.

But that isn't a reason why now adding her in addition wouldn't prejudice the school that has allocated all the places out! But is that our fault? I just don't know how to approach this. Any advice greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:05 pm 
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The school is full so you have to argue why an extra pupil [your child]'s needs outweigh the issues the school will face taking an extra pupil.

Have they taken more in the past? What effect did that have on the results? Each school has a PAN and stops offering places once that is reached.

Have a look in the stickies for ideas.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:44 am 
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marrowina wrote:
We received confirmation of our appeal hearing today, and there is one part in the letter that we have no idea how to handle.

The letter says "you must provide reasons why you believe your case outweighs the Admission Authority's case that admission of additional children would cause prejudice to the school."

Our appeal is for a non-qualification, for the grammar school virtually across the road. The basis of the appeal is that our DD has been diagnosed as dyslexic, with a written report from a LA SEN consultant stating that she needs additional time in examinations to compensate. Although the report was submitted the request for extra time was denied. She didn't miss by far, close enough that it's a reasonable assumption that she would have found the extra marks had she been given the extra time, and we are so close in that circumstance we would have been guaranteed a place.

But that isn't a reason why now adding her in addition wouldn't prejudice the school that has allocated all the places out! But is that our fault? I just don't know how to approach this. Any advice greatly appreciated.


Check historical admissions against the exam results to see if numbers over PAN has had an effect on the GCSE results. Also find as many reasons as you can as to why you need that school. Read there policy on pastoral care, that may give you some ideas. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 1:27 pm 
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As others have said. If the school is full i.e. oversubscribed, as a non qualifier you need to to address the issues surrounding non qualification which you seem to have, but oversubscription as well.


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