Is your friend's child in the same school as yours? Do you think your child may fail?
Can you have a word with the headteacher? Maybe asking what criteria they would use at the school? I would be surprised if they told you though, as it might set a precedent. I think that if the headteacher thinks that your child would cope well at grammar and they willing to take the time to go through the process, they would appeal. If the headteacher doesn't know or cannot be bothered, then your child is at a disadvantage.
Hi, I'm hoping my dc won't fail! Just mentally preparing for the worst just in case. My dc is scoring 70-80% in work, on the odd occasion 60%
(here lies the main worry) but just worried what may happen on the day as I know of a few kids last year who were also doing well and failed on the day due to lack of time or nerves.
My friend is also a very good friend of the heads
I know that those who asked got an answer either way, but if you didn't ask, it wasn't mentioned, that was pretty much the same for most of the mums in our school.