Perplexed, you seem a little unsympathetic...
To update you with some facts regarding Jimbo's son:
sorry it would be useful to have more detail in the original question ---- and Alex seems to know more which is baffling. More info can be found in "Lincolnshire"
First of all, why should doing a paper a week later mean that you would get lower marks and therefore result in everyone hoping that the headteacher appeal would be successful?
Jimbo'd son has Asperger Syndrome.
Thirdly, how could she give the "wrong" paper out?
Fourthly, were there any other children in this situation at this or another school and did it affect their marks in the same say?
Fifthly, the most unfair thing seems to be the head saying that no-one else can do the 11+ ---- is this really within her powers? She sounds a little odd?????
Jimbo's son was the only child to sit the 11+ at his school this year and was given a practice paper by mistake. I can understand the head's distress.
Mind you, it does seem strange that children are allowed to sit the test in ones. Perhaps this was because of his Aspergers??