As Tracy will testify, careful preparation is needed - and it starts with a lot of reading!
Looking at some of the specific points:
Unfortunately, she was sick on both days of the Kent Test and went home after the test on the first day and stayed on the second.
The assumption will be that, if you decided she was well enough to attend school, she was well enough to take the test. Usually the only exception is if she became unexpectedly
ill during the test. [Expect to be 'grilled' about this!]
The teacher present at the time knows about this.
However, when we asked her if she could be a witness for our appeal she said she didn't remember DD being sick and her tooth falling out!
I did call the school that morning to tell them she was sick. Would that be enough proof?
Which morning? Does the school have a record of what was said on both sides? [These are the sort of questions that will be asked at an appeal.]
Later, a girl (sitting behind her) broke down in tears and loudly saying, "I can't do it!"
DD stated this disconcentrated her.
Can the school confirm whether the invigilator noted this disturbance and how long it lasted?
I do think there was a big improvement in her math.
Is the school willing to write about a "big improvement"?
Is this a good enough appeal case?
I know no-one can really answer this, but do you think the appeal will be succsessful?
Only your particular appeal panel can answer that question, but appeals tend to be evidence-based, and at the moment I would have thought there may not be enough evidence.
As far as academic evidence is concerned, it helps to have as many indicators as possible of very high ability.
See:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
If the school is oversubscribed, you will also have to put forward valid reasons for wanting/needing a place at the particular school.
See:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... bed-school