I wanted to know what the appeal pannel actually does, are they there to only asses his academic ability and whether he is suited to a grammar school?
Consortium appeals are not noted for their transparency, but if the appeal takes place before 1st March, I would have thought they will focus on academic ability/suitability for grammar school, and decide whether to offer a place at the school you're appealing for. It would also be worth mentioning why you want a place there.After
1st March, if the school is or might be oversubscribed, you must
give reasons for wanting a place.http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2
What evidence of my childs acadmic ability will the panel actually have, or do we bring all the evidence ourselves.
You should provide the evidence in advance of the hearing. Typical evidence is listed here:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
Will it be that they acess the ability through the academic evidence we provide and the headteachers recomendation, or do they contact the school?
It's for you to provide sufficient evidence - they will not contact the school.
I am a bit confused, i would be very grateful for a response.
It would be worth reading the Q&As which you can find here:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals