I'm not entirely sure whether it forms part of the school record, or whether it counts simply as personal information for which a 'subject access request' can be made - but in either event I would have thought you have a right to this information under the Data Protection Act. The differences are explained here:http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations ... gland.ashx
I think the school could charge if they wanted to (probably £1-£10, depending on how the information is categorised), but one would hope the school might concede before it gets to that point.
Sally-Anne discusses school records here:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b20
(scroll down to 'school records')
On the other hand, if it's a 'subject access request', you could use the following:
Subject access request (Data Protection Act 1998)
Child’s name: ………………..
I am writing to you to ask formally for a copy of my child's CAT scores. This request is being made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Please advise if you require payment of a fee.
If you are unable to accede to this subject access request, please let me know in writing which section of the Act is being used as a reason for non-compliance.
Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter.
It is best to send your request by recorded delivery or by email, and to keep a copy of the request and any other correspondence. This will be important as evidence if you need to complain that the organisation has not given you the information you think you are entitled to.
The organisation has to reply promptly, and at the most within 40 days (for a subject access request), starting from the day they receive both the fee and any details they need to identify you and the information you are requesting.
Let's hope it doesn't come to this, and that common sense prevails!