So, we had the appeal and I thought it went very well. I didn't really shut up for about 20 minutes and they asked very little back - and I was hoping it was because I'd covered/pre-empted anything they may have asked. You just don't know though...
Anyway, we heard back about just over a week later (our appeal was on the Monday, but they were going through until the Thursday) - and we were successful!!!
All very happy and feeling so different from the time we were told he couldn't attend - way back in October! A long slog but hopefully all worth it in the end..