Our son has just failed his 11 plus by one point!
he scored 120 and 114 our main concern is that he had a big problem with his teacher (who has now left his school). We have flagged the concerns with the school and had several meetings regarding this.
We felt he was not producing what we knew he was capable of.
This has been reinforced by the improvment in the last few months (with a new teacher) he has a reading age of 14 and half and a spelling age of 13 and is well above his age group for all subjects.
The school are not prepared to support an appeal.
There are also extenuating circumstances including his mother and sole carer being attacked and assaulted earler this year which affected him deeply taking on a protective role.
He also met the school nurse after this incident and she discribed him as detached and distant.
He has sice revisited the same nurse who now states that he is a happy normal boy who loves going to school and enjoys going there.
Do you think we have good grounds for an appeal? I
f so on what grounds? what is the best way of approaching this?