I am taking my dd to look round the allocated school tomorrow and am trying to big it up to her.
Good idea to be as positive as possible about the allocated school.
Her school work was certainly erratic although English tends to stay the same as she hides herself in stories that she writes and books. Her school tests at that stage were certainly down on the expected results. ..... is it ok to put the results showing they were slightly lower?
Yes, indeed, so long as you explain that they were lower than expected.
I have her school report end year 5 which is glowing and mkes reference to a poem dd wrote that moved teacher so I was also going to put in a copy of the poem which makes reference to my illness. Should I take text books so they can see accross the board how her work is affected?
Yes, so long as it supports the argument that earlier work was better.
I also feel that the school she wants is preferable for her as the routine and structure they provide is an environment she thrives in due to the nature of my illness (which is currently controlled - but I am worried they will think do we want this nutters child in the school
Don't worry - the strongest cases at oversubscription tend to be social/medical.
Also 22 of her peers were accepted into the school and where she has been allocated she will not know anyone. It helps her to have people she can confide in when things get bad but can I use this in an appeal?
the school she likes has a ruling that pupils must join at least three extra curricular groups hence why I wondered if saying she already did this was worth a try?
It read as if it was part of the case against non-qualification, but if it relates to oversubscription, that's fine. Ideally you need three distinct sections to your case: extenuating circumstances, academic evidence, and (if the school is oversubscribed) reasons for wanting a place there.
Apologies Etienne I appreciate there are loads of us with questions ... thank you for your time
Nothing to apologise for - we're here to try and help.