The process is explained in C1and C2:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... bed-school
I am uncertain what grounds will qualify or impress the panel
There's nothing specific because it's a 'balancing exercise' - they will simply be weighing up your reasons against the strength of the academy's case for not admitting any further children.
we loved the school, loved its ethos and felt she would flourish there.
Good - always helps to sound enthusiastic!
She is dyslexic and we moved her during her primary education to a school with very small class sizes which have suited her down to the ground and she has thrived. The Academy also has small classes
Explain this to the panel. Don't forget to provide some evidence of the dyslexia.
and is an all girls school which we also like.
Is there a good reason for this?
we're told appeals aren't even being heard until June!
Having to wait does add to the stress - but June is not unusual! See no. 15:viewtopic.php?f=35&t=15025