We heard today that both of our appeals for our twins had been unsuccessful.
Whilst we are very happy now with our allocated school (Queens') I'm also very sad as we will now have 7 years of getting our children to a school 8 miles away, which will not be easy for us as working parents.
We felt (as probably most parents do) that we had good grounds for appeal. Our reasons for each child were very different, one academic the other social/medical.
However I was clear from the outset that it was not going to be easy to win an appeal for this school as only a couple seem to be upheld each year.
Do we, as parents, have any right to know how many were upheld and any details of why these cases were successful and ours was not?
On the bright side my daughter said 'that's okay-I really like Queens' when I told her. My son doesn't seem so sure at the moment - he is much more reserved and is terrified he will get detentions-he is NEVER told off at school so I can't think he will have much to be worried about!
I know we are much luckier than many parents this year who have not received any of their 'preferences', even after all this time on the CI list.
Anyone else heard?