Jaded parent wrote:
straight 3s for KS1
I am told by the school they have never had a successful appeal so it is a 'non-starter'.
I'm afraid there are some parts of the country where appeals seem difficult to win.http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/200 ... s.schools1http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR ... ndex.shtml
(scroll down to the 'excel' version)
Can I ask to see papers or request a manual re-mark?
There is no legal right to see the papers, as there is a specific exemption in the Data Protection Act. However, some LAs such as Kent are willing to exercise their discretion, and make them available for inspection. You could ask your own LA about this, and the possibility of a remark, to see what they say.
There are also several mitigating circumstances, not related to exam on the day, but personal issues in the preceding weeks.
The extenuating circumstances look strong to me, but it would help if there is also evidence that school work deteriorated during this period.
Can we appeal without support of HT?
Definitely - but it probably makes it more difficult, so your alternative evidence needs to be persuasive.http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus ... rs.php#b11