188 got in on appeal. Its worth knowing that SHS always take 8 children on appeal as they can manage with 32 in each class, so if you really want a place it might be worth thinking about appealing if you don't get a place in march.
Note that appeals panels tend not to 'just allow the next 8 on the list'.
Firstly, they are not told the waiting list position, as a waiting list is not connected to appeals (though they are told the scores, so could 'rank' the children if they wanted).
Secondly, an appeal is where mitigating circumstances are taken into account, so if Granny died the night before the exam (and it does happen), the panel might decide that a child with a lower score would probably have been a bit distracted, and would have had a higher score that the problem not happened. They also have to weigh up each case against each other, so who is the higher priority - a child who score a bit high but whose cousin died a week before the exam, or a lower score with granny the night before the exam.
They also look at academic information from the schools, old reports, and basically anything that the parents wish to submit to support the evidence. Some parents even take the child to the appeal, but although this is legally permitted, it isn't advisable.
Parents also need to make the case of 'why my child really needs to go to school X'.