This is my first time posting so please be kind to me
DD was due to take the Kent test but due to illness missed it. Then she missed the mop up tests due to being in hospital. So very very unfortunate as up until that day hadnt missed a day of nursery or school. She also attends a catholic primary school which does not support the 11+. KCC told me that DD had to complete the test within a week. KCC contacted the school who would not allow DD to take the test but in the end came through by arranging a test centre at a local GS all in one morning. DD was not fully fit at this time and is a normally a confident outgoing little girl who left year 5 with reading 4a, writing 4a and maths 4B (always found maths doesnt come as naturally to her than reading/writing). She has consistantly been with the top performers year after year and last year was working with the year 6 top group! Although the school do not support the 11+ her teacher last year said she was an excellent candidate. Girls are expected to go to the local catholic school.
When DD completed the test she burst into tears in the car and knew straight away she had blown it. I tried to calm her down and insisted everyone felt this way but I knew deep down she had. Everytime the 11+ was mentioned she got upset and felt she had let herself and her family and friends down. Prior to being ill and the exam she didnt seem at all bothered by the test and just like tests at school she took it all in her stride. DD is the type of child who goes the extra mile and does extra homework!!!
Because DD did the test late KCC would not confirm if we would get the results the same time as everyone else. I had of course registed to get 'the email' so yesterday DD felt no anxiety at all. However on return home from school I checked my email 'just in case' and there was the result ikk was dreading..... this means a place cannot be offered at a kent grammer school
my heart sank. I knew she would be devastated she had worked so hard (not tutored - just practise tests) and had her heart set on a particular school (not a super selective I may add). So I didnt tell her. I couldnt. My DH wasnt too happy with me I have to add.
I soon have to pick her up and the letter is probably at home... im dreading her reading it as I hate seeing her so upset especially with all that she has gone through recently. She was so so ill and I know she did not perform to the best of her ability on the day. It breaks my heart how unfair it is that the 11+ is all about 'one day'. Im crying as I write this and just need a bit of help and support as to what to do next and how to appeal and if so if you think we have a case? Im too scared to contact HT for scores etc.
Many thanks for your help in advance