I feel sick with nerves, knowing tomorrow morning will be the only chance I have to put my daughters case forward.
There were 20 appeals last year and not one got through, the school is also oversubscribed so we have a double battle on our hands.
I am so worried I am going to break down during our presentation as our extenuating circumstances are extremely personal and upsetting (loss of baby through ectopic pregnancy). This was prior to our daughter taking her 11 + and we were all in a emotional and stressful state during this upsetting time.
The headmaster has supported us and mentioned in his letter that she is a highly able pupil and that she is a very high acheiver, he has mentioned that she was extremley quiet and withdrawn during this period due to the extenuating circumstances.
The reason our daughter needs this Grammar School so much is mainly because of the academic but it also has specialist status in Performing and Visual Arts which is an area my daughter has an exceptional talent.
We feel so passionately about this particular school and feel the alternative school will not bring out her full potential.
Sorry to go on, I just feel like I need to get all this off my chest!