You don't appeal for your child to be selective. You appeal for him/her to have a place at a particular school.
As such there is no way you win an appeal and don't get offered a place at the school.
If there is no room, and you are unable to make a case for more, the child is turned down, whatever the merits of the case.
Thanks for the reply - Yes I guess what she meant was, the school could well be full up and therefore we get declined. However I read somewhere that if the school has upped admissions in the past, and the school cannot prove the results were affected then they are duty bound to give you a place. Not so sure if this is true?
With the results i've given you, would you think the appeal be successful? He is as close as you can get!
Just found out his whole class passed as well, so he is very upset.