I am certainly not one to start rumours, given that I spend half my time on here dispelling them, but I am beginning to ask the same question as this member has done on her appeal thread:
Not much more to add at the moment. HT would not give figures of how many in the school passed but did say that this year there were quite a few near misses, as I said before 6 x 120 and at least 3 x 119 that we know of apart from dd. However, apart from a couple, we do not know the other scores. The HT did say that speaking to other primary head's that this seemed a common theme for this year. Not sure what that tells us!
I wonder how many in the County passed overall?
In my experience, expressions such as "talking to other primary heads" usually means one
other head rather than a representative sample of at least half a dozen.
However, the local information I have is suggesting a similar pattern, so I thought that we could try for a representative sample on here. If you happen to know whether the number of qualifiers was up or down at your DC's school this year, let us know and we will possibly get a wider picture.
It does seem unlikely that the number was down substantially overall, and the numbers have been pretty consistent over the years, but who knows?