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I am desperate for a good letter to persuade a government department to accept my late application for my child in order to sit an exam to get into a good selective school. My reasons are very persuasive but I just don't know how to give an overall good formal letter . I have already written a draft. My english or grammar has become very poor after staying home for 10 years.
Sorry thought it was best to give you all my draft.
Dear Sir / Madam,
Please accept my apologies for this very late application. In assessing this application, I ask you consider the following reasons.
Due to my daughter attending a Non-Government Primary School I was not aware of the fact that St. George Girls High School, Kogarah, was a selective high school nor of all the enrolment requirements. As a soon to be first time high school student parent, I am not very familiar with how high schools assess their future Year 7 students, especially those from Government schools. It was by chance that I made the time on Friday 1st February to start ringing around for local all girls high schools. At this point I thought I was months ahead in planning.However I was told on that day by St. George Girls High School that I was already late in applying.
I understand that my daughter is already behind in studying for the selective test, but I trust that she and I working together can use the remaining weeks efficiently to familiarize her with the contents of this test. I persevere in this matter because, as a good parent, it is my duty to do right by her and ensure that this application is successful.
I can only hope that you will be understanding of my problem and will consider this late application.
Thank you for your time.