Well I never thought I'd be posting on the appeals section but here I am!!
Could someone please give me some advice. We live in Bromley but my ds has passed the Kent test with a score of 401. We were hoping for Wilmington Grammar (which has historically gone out 9 miles) but this year has only gone out 5.8. We live 6.4 miles. Boys in my ds's class have a place at Wilmington with a much lower score but who live closer. I am of course on the waiting list but wondered on what grounds do I appeal. Wilmington offered 10% of their places to the top scorers who applied to the school irrespective of location, however the cut off was 401 (my ds's score) and the boys who had 401 were then judged on distance to the school - arrhhhhh.
I know last year a boy in my ds's school had won an appeal who did not pass the kent test, so is just passing the test a strong enough case for my son?
Our nearest grammar school is St Olaves (a super selective) which my eldest son attends and which my ds has missed out on by 3 marks!!! He is number 28 on the waiting list and I have to say I'm not confident that a place will be offered. He scored really well and going by the past 3 years' scores would have got in - but not this year. Can I use this score as supporting evidence?
He is a really bright boy who is on the gifted and more able register for maths and who is predicted 5s in SATs.
Sorry to ramble but just don't know on what grounds to appeal for Wilmington.
Any advice would be appreciated.