What follows is general advice. Some of our Glos members may be able to comment more specifically with regard to the school in question.
My question is whether we should check the scores or if we can go for an appeal as she is not in the top 180.
It looks as if you get the paper checked automatically if you go to appeal:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b55
Anyone can appeal - but issues to consider before going to appeal are:
• What sort of appeal success rate has there been for the school?http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/general#a39
That will give you a clue as to what your chances might be.
Bear in mind too that if it's a heavily oversubscribed school, that could make a successful appeal more difficult.
• What sort of academic case can you put together:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
The stronger, and more wide-ranging, the academic evidence, the greater the chance that it might outweigh the shortfall in the 11+ score.
• Not necessarily essential, but were there any extenuating circumstances to account for an underperformance?
Her Cats score was 136 in yr5 and she is working towards level 6 SATs.