This could be tricky, and might take some time to try and sort out!
On phoning the school to find out where he has gone wrong they informed us they will not give us ...... my sons actual marks for each test, but only the information that he passed the verbal reasoning test by 8%, passed the Maths test by 11% and failed the english test by 12%!
Suggest you ring the Information Commissioner's helpline to ask for their advice as to whether you are entitled to all your son's individual scores under the Data Protection Act (or whether the school can get away with just the information quoted above).https://www.ico.gov.uk/Global/contact_us.aspx
I would have thought you are entitled, but if the ICO confirm it, you'll be in a stronger position to put in a formal request to the school under the Data Protection Act. (We can help you do that.)
I then asked the school if they would let me know the overall pass mark , to which I was told that their was not one and the only way to pass was to pass all three tests, which is very confusing bearing in mind the entrance exam booklet given to us by the school says that they allow a narrow miss in either Maths or English provided the childs total score is sufficient to gain them a place.
If the published arrangements say that a narrow miss is possible, then it should be possible! The problem is how to define a narrow miss. If this is an own-admission authority school, you could write to the headteacher (with a copy to the chair of governors), referring to the booklet, requesting a definition of 'narrow miss', and asking where that definition is published in their admission arrangements which - by law - are required to be objective and not open to interpretation. At the same time you could complain about the contradictory information you have been given.
Also our son is born in June and bearing that in mind he would be ten months younger that some of the children taking the exam I asked the headmaster in front of 200 parents at last years admissions open day, if age by month was taken into account in the entrance exam, to which he told us that the exam results were standardized to take this into account, which I was pleased to hear.
Now I have found out that only the verbal reasoning test was standardized! Which bearing in mind my son failed the English test means he was at a disadvanage to the older kids, which is unfair.
I understand that taking into account my sons age that if his English result was standardized he would have got another 4%, meaning of course he would have still failed it by 8% which is a lot closer then 12%
I'm afraid it is entirely up to the admission authority whether or not any tests are standardised for age - but I agree you should not be given misleading information. It might be difficult to prove what was said at the meeting, unless there are other parents who can confirm it.