Thank you for replying. I received a very polite letter with my appeal form telling me that they had 38 appeals last year and only 1 was sucsessful. Steep odds! It is just a shame that she passed so well and did not get a place. My dds favorite subject is maths and they are very strong on that subject. I suspect my dd did very well in the maths paper 'cause she did not finish the vr. Any ideas?
Any other grammars in the area with lower pass marks - worth appealing / applying for them. I know the Surrey County Council area ones were closed by the government in 1976 (mutter mutter mutter).
Or what about an out-of-area good secondary - Dorking / Leatherhead? It's a bit of a hike, but might be worth it - depends on your child's' talents/specialities - Ashcombe in Dorking is a Language & Music specialist & Thurfield(?) in Leatherhead used to be great for music (I played there many a time in my youth).