Dear Why - if you hit "post reply" rather than "new topic" you'll be able to keep to one thread.
The year 3 SATs are what one would ideally have liked to see in year 2 (as a predictor of grammar school standard).
Reading ought to have been 4b in year 4, but the progression from year 4 to year 5 is fine.
Writing remained static between year 3 and year 4, but fortunately this was made up for between year 4 and year 5.
Maths didn't progress as much as it should between year 2 and 3, but progress from year 3 to 4, and especially from year 4 to 5, has been very good.
Science has been static between year 4 and year 5!
Based on these results, I would expect at KS2:
(This is only an estimate, however, as progress has been a bit erratic!)
What 'top sets' means depends on the quality of the school/year group.
Reading & spelling look fine, and it's good to see the certificate of merit for creative writing.
I think you should suggest to the panel that your son is stronger on the maths side, and that VR on its own may not have given a complete picture of his abilities.
The range of academic evidence I would recommend is set out in the Q&As:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11