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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:13 pm 
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Hi am new to this so hope I make sense!

Son failed to qualify for Sale Grammar School by only 2 marks- 351 instead of 353. Am appealing and have a very supportive letter from Head and teacher confirming grammar school material etc....Do I need to ask the head to attend the appeal? It is a state school and out of catchment so son not taught VR and NVR and feel very cheeky asking this of the head?

Many thanks - desperate from Manchester

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:28 pm 
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Welcome, hattie bobs.

If the head were willing to accompany and support you, it could strengthen your case.

Some Local Authorities do have a policy of discouraging heads from attending, though.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:52 pm 
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Hi,, my daughter is in a Trafford school and is not taught VR orNVR that is something you should be practicing outside school. is is not part of the school curriculum.
Good Luck with your appeal.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:42 pm 
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Hi

Thanks for the replies. As out of area not aware of what goes on in Trafford schools-but thought had heard of some schools doing practice papers? Would that just be the independant sector and not state?

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It varies hugely. Some state schools have quite intensive preparation in VR and NVR. Others do nothing at all. Others do a little bit. The preps do a lot starting very early.


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Excellent News- our appeal for SGS was successful! Many thanks to the excellent forum! Now have to have very long wait to see if qualify for a place as out of catchment and about 450 children in Trafford area to compete with! Thanks again to the forum - the advice really was invaluable and because of prep advice from forum the appeal itself was not too nerve wrecking after all

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Congratulations :D


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Well done 8)


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FANTASTIC!! Well done -


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