My successful appeal experience in Bucks last year, I hope it is a help to somebody out there. It's a very hard thing to go through and I feel for all of you who who didn't get the result you were hoping for.
104 score Yes very low...
2.1 HT recommendation
Predicted 3 Level 5's
CAT scores of 9, 8, 9
Reading age 15+
End of July birthday
Eldest child already in the GS we were appealing for.
Unsuccessful review due to bad HT advice, we were told review panel wouldn't listen to our mitigating circumstances. HT told us as far as she knew it would be purely academic ability.
Review form came back with not suitable for GS. 5's box ticked but also a tick against no mitigating circumstances.
We proved an unfair review due to head teacher advice.
We gave detailed information of academic evidence.
Argued for why school should go above PAN.
I would also like to say that this was also done without spending money anything other than photocopies
We won the appeal and our DC started at the GS in September. We were delighted and amazed. It can be done with a low score and reasonable mitigating circumstances.
We lurked on this site for a while and it was a great help. Thank you.