Etienne I need your help again!
Went in to speak to the school again today 'Head of Year' this time to get another perspective and a bit of honesty as to why I didn't have the full support of the school and only with reservation.
I was also told that the school do not predict pupils going up two sub levels in year 6, it is only 1 as it is a shorter period inbetween the SATS opposed to other years, in Year 6 the SATS are taken in May whereas year 5 are July........
This again throws a spanner in the works as you can see by year 5 results it would not put my son in a good light for predictions end of year 6.
Does this sound right to you?
They are also still adamant that the process for appeals is Review first, followed by IAP only if you feel that your review was dealt with unfairly etc.
I am looking again desperately through your information as I want to put together the facts and am trying to get information off of the link you supplied for the School Admissions website: https://schoolsweb.buckscc.gov.uk/schoo ... R_2013.pdf
I cannot for the life of me find anywhere the crucial quote that you picked out:
3.13 An appeal panel may be asked to consider an appeal where the appellant believes that the child did not perform at their best on the day of the entrance test. In such cases:
a) where a local review process has not been applied, the panel must only uphold the appeal if it is satisfied:
i) that there is evidence to demonstrate that the child is of the required academic standards, for example, school reports giving Year 5/Year 6 SAT results or a letter of support from their current or previous school clearly indicating why the child is considered to be of grammar school ability; and
ii) where applicable, that the appellant’s arguments outweigh the admission authority’s case that admission of additional children would cause prejudice.
Probably staring me in the face but I have read through and am sure that I haven't missed it?
Your advice that appealing later is our only hope I feel, where I can present solid academic achievement, a review with the predictions my school will put forward would be an instant turn down.
If I can show the school that there is this option of a later appeal then I know if the 2 levels or more required has been achieved they will back me in whatever way they can???
Incidentally my confused brain put his score as 117 when it was 118....doh
Thank you once again Etienne.