Sorry to hear your news.
what seemed to be, 3 rather charming Ladies welcoming us to the appeal. (None of them with horns on their foreheads as I had foreseen in my dreams leading up to the appeal
We tend to keep them strapped back below our hair line during appeals. They only pop back up during tea breaks. Good job you didn't see our forked tails coming out of the back of the seat, or our cloven hooves forces into oh-so uncomfortable 'normal' shoes. Our goat-like eyes are a bit of a giveaway, which is why I normally wear dark glasses
I have to admit that I failed to se how some of the questions were relevant at all.
It's to build up a general picture of the child. And sometimes to help put parents at their ease - if parents mention my pet subject, I'll sometimes burrow further, even though it's not strictly relevant (as parents are often proud that the child is good at it).
3 Ladies had in 20 minutes decided that our Daughter is unsuitable for Grammar School!
Well, strictly it was the exam result that decided it, with the 3 horn-ed ladies just upholding that. You say "Our Daughter sat many tests prior to the actual 11+ tests and only under-achieved once!" so is there a chance that the tutor had over-inflated your expectations? Probably not if the head put them 2nd on the list. What academic evidence did you take?
Certificates I tend to just glance at as they're more often than not that important.
Our problem, however is, that the Upper School in our catch man area, is graded level 4 by Ofsted in all subjects â€“ the school is failing and has been threatened with closure.
One of the grammars in this area recently got an Ofsted level 3, yet it's thought of as a good school, not just satisfactory.
Sadly not all appeals are successful. Have you considered the 12+? It could be well worth a try, and depending on the format, may not need extra tutoring.