Thank you Ettienne. That explains it. I had no idea you can appeal to a school out of county if the admission criteria says it only takes 'in area' !
I don't know how many appeals have been successful for TWGSB this year, but they have accepted enough in past years to make an extra form. This makes me wonder how the school will cope if this continues as they do not have enough space going up through the school into the older years.
The head has previously protested that the school do not want to take more than PAN but his case is obviously not well represented at the appeals compared to, say Skinners/Judd or even TWGGS.
Is it a case that TWGSB should start to consider changing to a foundation school so that it can have their own appeal panel and have more control?
(I will confess to not really understanding how this all works and apologise now for my ignorance.