Apparently it's the norm with the IAB! Think they try to put people off appealing! Our Headteacher had put in a strong recommendation followed up with good academic levels and still they said no! What is so frustrating is that it is a basic form with a small box for comments! How can they possibly make a fair and just decision on that!
And now we have to wait until March to appeal because of allocation day! When they will know in the next few weeks where everyone is going!! It is so frustrating they cannot seem to get this system right!! We should all know by end of term what is what and appeals then held in January! It's not complicated, I don't know why the feel they need to make it complicated :
Thankfully we have an excellent primary school who are backing us all the way as they where as shocked as we were! I thank god for that!