At my son's school they chose 15 children to join a Latin club in year 6 - these were the children that the school felt showed an aptitude for languages. (Latin as in the language, not dancing!) My son was lucky enough to be selected and has been taking part in the club for 2 terms.
Is this something that would be worth mentioning in an appeal? It is not strictly academic, but does reflect on his academic ability indirectly.
Also, he did the "transition test" at his indie a few weeks ago to go into senior school. Although the results have not yet been issued, I have asked the senior school if they would be willing to use the test as part of the appeal process if his results were good enough. They have written back to say that they do not release the results to the parents, but he did well enough for them to be more than happy to speak to Langley directly with the results and that they feel he should be more than suitable for grammar school education. Again - how do I approach this - I am sure that Langley has no desire to speak directly to my son's indie, but what if they will not let me have the results? Do I lose the chance to use them in the appeal?