Our Appeal was heard this week and after months of worrying we received our letter advising us that we had been successful
I had to read it several times to make sure! My husband and I would like to say a HUGH thank you to everyone on this site. Your information and tips were invaluable, without them we would not have been prepared enough for our appeal.The panel members on the day were very nice and put me at ease, although they did ask me quite a lot of questions. We had no mitigating circumstances just good academic evidence, very strong support from our headmaster, predicted level 5s, 1:2 recommendation, no 2 on the oos etc, 11+ scores 117 & 120.
Needless to say we are absolutely delighted ,but very sorry for those who have not been as lucky as us
. I know how devastating it must be. It does not seem fair that a child's future at a Grammar school is decided by two 50 minute tests.
Surely it would be better if their academic achievements could be taken into consideration as well as the 11+ test result.
Good luck to those whose appeal is still to come. Try not to panic too much on the day. The panel just want to try and find out as much as they can about your child so they can make an informed decision - after all you know your child better than anyone.