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hugely subjective categorisation of children.
Not surprisingly there are inconsistencies between primary schools. (A '1' at one school might be a '2' or even a '3' at another.)
The phrase 'output varies' (which would probably have applied to all three of my children when they were 10 and probably still applies to me now!) is stunning: with resonances of factories (workhouses?) and completely lacking nuance or context. Wow.
I'm not sure much attention is paid to the second figure, but the first one matters.
However, I will resist the urge to write an essay about it and ask instead if this kind of thing ...... has any bearing at all on the 11 plus
and if the child's next school gets to see it?
I don't think so.
And do parents get to see it if they don't have to appeal?
They get to see it if they want a review, because they ask their headteacher to complete a 'review summary sheet' where the recommendation appears.
Follow link in E33 (scroll down to "Advice"):http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... aneous#e33
Otherwise I don't think so - although they could probably insist under the Data Protection Act.