including year 5 report which is fantastic and all à's for effort which is in a way conflicting!
And that is often the problem with ongoing circumstances!
If the child has a glowing Y5 report, and is on target for high KS2 levels, it weakens the case that the 11+ was affected.
The headteacher says she hasn't made the expected progress - but without a yearly breakdown of SATs levels I can't tell how serious a point this is.
with regards to the CAT scores should I omit using them as they are not great
Do we have any Y4 or Y6 CATs to compare them with?
Would the appeal panel known if our school did them or not, no one else appealing at school.
It's unlikely they would know (if no one else from the school is appealing).
Should I also omit the referral comment also, would this be deemed detrimental?
It probably ought to be included as it shows how serious things were. Who made the referral - the GP? Ideally there would be a letter to confirm this.
I'm happy to try and help with specific questions on the forum, but I'm afraid I can't comment on an appeal letter as a whole - partly because it's very time-consuming, but also because it might entail revealing information which you have given in confidence. (See the Appeals Box guidelines.)
I would encourage you to read all the Q&As to avoid making mistakes:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/
Note one or two of the points listed here:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b12