Schools letter condemned by more parents
MORE parents have condemned the “confusing” letter sent out by education chiefs which contained their children’s 11-plus exam results.
Furious parents claim the letter’s wording didn’t make it clear whether their children had passed or not, meaning some parents and children unwittingly celebrated a pass only to realise hours later their mistake.
Mrs Anne Wardle, of Tally Ho Road, Kingsnorth, said she had to read the letter three times to work out that her daughter Victoria, 10 had not passed the exam to get into grammar school.
She said: “Victoria read it and couldn’t understand it at all. It referred to a high school and she had to ask what that was.
“The way the letter was written was awful. It was misleading and confusing.
“They need to reword it to make it clear whether children have passed or not.”
The Kent County Council letter, con- cerning Kent Grammar School Assessment Tests, said that Victoria has been assessed “suitable for admission to a high school.”
It did not clearly say whether she had passed or not.
Last week Karel Bailey, of Godinton Park, made a similar complaint over the letter concerning her 10-year-old daughter Georgia.
Initially she thought Georgia had passed the 11-plus until it was confirmed with her primary school that she had not.
KCC’s education department says that because of the county’s selective procedure schools are either classified as grammar, high or academy.
The authority said it would now consider reviewing the letter’s wording.
Disappointed mum Karel Bailey and daughter Georgia with her 11-plus letter