My DD deemed non-selective due to her score of 212 (so just missed the passed mark).
We went to see her HT to see if she was willing to put in an appeal. Her response was that although DD narrowly missed the pass marks her levels at school were 4a maths and 5c for english at the end of year 5. In order for her to appeal DD need to be level 5b so no appeal. I accepted her explanation and left it at that and started to decided which non grammar schools I was going to select.
I was then advised to called Bexley Council Admissions. After speaking to them they said that as she was so close to the pass mark I should try and urge the HT should put in an appeal and also that she does not need to be level 5B for an appeal to go through.
Any thoughts on how I can change the HT's mind?
Many thanks in advance.
You can appeal without the head being involved. You need to put the GS on your CAF and then appeal. There are girls who got into Townley with narrow misses last year. Good luck. I don't know how you could convince the head teacher, some just don't want to do the extra work!