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 Post subject: Headteacher letter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:59 am 
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I have looked and can’t find the answer so I apologise in advance.

I’m appealing due to oversubscription (I actually put this school lower down on the SCAF) but have changed my mind since so appealing for a place.

Do I need a headteacher letter for oversubscription. As she passed the test, they know her ability etc - the head is also new so doesn’t really know my daughter.

Any advice would be great!

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 Post subject: Re: Headteacher letter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:22 pm 
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Welcome to Appeals! :)
Eb12080 wrote:
the head is also new so doesn’t really know my daughter.
Headteachers often rely on the Y5/Y6 class teacher for their information.

Eb12080 wrote:
Do I need a headteacher letter for oversubscription. As she passed the test, they know her ability
No, it's not necessary, unless perhaps:
(a) places have been allocated in score order, and you want to argue that your child - though qualified - was expected to score more highly
or
(b) the school is in a position to support one or more of your reasons for wanting a place
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      For example, there might be strong evidence from the primary school .... that (1) there is a history of the child having been seriously bullied, (2) all the bullies will be going to the allocated school, and (3) this is a vulnerable child who needs the support of friends, all of whom will be going to the school being appealed for.
      See C2 (vi):
      https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appea ... -school#c2

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 Post subject: Re: Headteacher letter
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:57 pm 
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Hi - Just to let anyone reading know - I decided to get a headteacher's letter as I could then use it to indicate that I had the school's support to appeal.

We found out this week that the appeal had been successful and she starts at a Kent Grammar in September.

I read the forum notes which helped, and just made sure that I had a clear case which was evidenced throughout.

Good luck - it's stressful and time consuming, but worth it if successul


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 Post subject: Re: Headteacher letter
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:05 am 
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Eb12080 wrote:
Hi - Just to let anyone reading know - I decided to get a headteacher's letter as I could then use it to indicate that I had the school's support to appeal.

We found out this week that the appeal had been successful and she starts at a Kent Grammar in September.

I read the forum notes which helped, and just made sure that I had a clear case which was evidenced throughout.

Good luck - it's stressful and time consuming, but worth it if successul


Excellent news. Well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Headteacher letter
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:04 pm 
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Well done!
Delighted to hear your news. :D

Would you consider adding to the feedback thread? it can be very helpful for parents in future:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9205

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