letter did read -the panel found your daughter to be of academic ability. So they found DD to meet academic standards but still didn't win.
If I've understood correctly, they found your daughter to be academically suitable (which is excellent), but unfortunately you didn't get through the prejudice stage.
This is entirely possible.
Our mitigating circumstances for her not doing as well as she should have were great, and I wander what you'd have to say to have won.
But if they've deemed her to be qualified, isn't the only remaining issue whether your reasons for wanting a place outweighed the prejudice to the school?
I asked clerk if she could tell me how many non quals were won. I also asked if she could give me a break down of how many appeals won each day
It might not be unreasonable to try a Freedom of Information request, asking for the overall figures, i.e. how many of the 8 successful appeals had already qualified by means of the 11+?
If they still resist, however, your only recourse would then be a complaint to the Information Commissioner, which could take a very long time to resolve.
I was informed they could not give me that info. I didn't think it breached any confidentiality so why not give it?
Under Freedom of Information, requests can sometimes be refused if the numbers are so low that there's a risk of individuals being identified. (I wouldn't have asked for daily numbers.)
I fear being heard 1st day of 3 very long days we may have been forgotten.
I agree entirely with Capers that this simply doesn't happen.
Panel members make decisions based on their notes and the paperwork submitted - they do not rely on their memory!