Anyway, it seems there is no way forward in ECC.
You still have the option to appeal. Presumably, you will be rejected because the school is oversubscribed and at that point you can appeal.
I'm afraid the waiting list question is vexing me too. You could try the LGO. The website which is slightly out of date makes specific mention of waiting list problems. Although I believe information on the site dates from before waiting lists were made compulsory in the Admissions Code. So the first sentence is incorrect (my italics).http://www.lgo.org.uk/publications/fact ... dmissions/
What if my complaint is about a waiting list?
Admissions authorities do not have to have waiting lists. If there is a waiting list for a school, it should be run fairly and in line with the published admission criteria. If your problem is just about a waiting list, you cannot appeal to an appeal panel so you can make your complaint straight to us.
I'm not sure if it will be fruitful, as in your case, you do still have the right to appeal but it may be worth ringing them.