She told me the cut off date was the 1st of December - hope you make that!!! I don't think we will be so lucky .......So an appeal will be in order I think for us!
How far outside on the edge of the catchment for QE are you? Can you check how far out they went last year? Bear in mind also that QE have a whole extra class added to their PAN for 2011 entry too, which can make a whole lot of difference.
There is no way of knowing how well applicants meet the criteria yet, so your chances may not be as bad as you think. An appeal may not even be necessary. If you are just a little way out from last year's cut off in terms of distance, then you may actually be okay due to the extra class that has now been added.
Just trying to help you to put things into perspective, anon*. Hope you have a good outcome in March