They are pretty grim figures Toony.
What kind of grounds for appeal do you or Watdad have? (sorry if that's to nosey!). I really don't get the appeals system in Herts - as I see it (and I'm probably wrong) surely one only stands a chance of success if the rules haven't been applied correctly. This is very different from places like Bucks where people appeal saying "granny died the night before, ordinarily my DS is a grade A student" or something.
Seems like you're both in for a stressful time....
Hope someone on these boards more knowledgable than me can help you.