To sum up my case we are Ooc ...
If you read all sturman's posts you will see it is the school which is ooc.
As far as I am concerned schools in catchment are paid for by and should be first for those who live in catchment.
schools are not paid for by parents in catchment, school funding does not work that way.
If you live out of catchment you probably have a very acceptable local comprehensive
a huge assumption
whereas my DD on 120 'needs' a grammer place to avoid being condemned to a sub-standard education in our very poor secondary school alternative.
You have my sympathies and I really hope your appeal is successful, it is a hideous system, stressful and very unfair at times. Good luck.