the chair had a bee in her bonnet about all the extra curricular activities she does and would she be able to still do them at grammar school?
I wouldn't attach any importance to this.
At the end, when we said we had the extra evidence, we said that we had copies of details about the school's excellent results over the last few years (way above the Bucks average) and a copy of their latest Ofsted report. Would you like us to include them ? Yes please, We would really like to look at them.
Well done! You could clearly justify the claim that your daughter is doing well at a high performing school. It was also very diplomatic to offer the supporting evidence to the panel, rather than impose it on them.
The LEA rep floundered a bit and said that the head had not included any level 3s. But we eventually got him to admit that the head was pretty good at a success rate of 70%. This was good as our daughter was ranked ninth and the eight before her passed, as did three below her!
One LA rep. floored!
Hope you get the result you want ......