Is this an own-admission authority school with its own appeals panel?
Own Admission Authority, no arguments for prejudice.
Do parents have it in writing that the qualification is still valid? [/color]
Not in writing as far as I know, certainly verbal, as that's why they've gone for an appeal, rather than a re-test - the school saying that she proved herself suitable by passing the 11+. From what I've heard (having been read the schools case over the 'phone), the school are supporting the appeal as much as they possibly can without actually writing in foot high letters "yes, we want to take this pupil" on the door of the appeal hearing room.
Thank you for taking your time, Etienne.