We prefer a single thread on Appeals, so I've consolidated your various posts.
A few comments:
Academic – sitting level 6 English, expected high level 5 maths.
See:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
Top of his class academically.
The more able the class, of course, the better .........
Is this a high performing school?
(Didn’t mention he missed out on place on allocation day by 4 marks – should I have? ).
No - it might be part of the admission authority's case anyway - or you could mention it at the hearing.
Offered scholarships at 2 indies for year 7 entry.
Difficult for the panel to judge what this means, but I suspect the more prestigious the indies concerned, the better!
Music – on gifted & talented program. Plays 2 instruments and sings. Plays in orchestra. Offered a music scholarship at 2 indies.
G&T is not an absolute standard - it's relative to the standard within the school.
Grade 4/5 would probably impress!
Sports – plays in school teams (balls sports), represents school at national athletics tournament. Plays at club level and on a diving program with a specialist swim school. Offered a sports scholarship at 2 indies.
The more evidence, the better!
No other local school can support DS on the music, sports ......
Do you mean purely from the point of view of logistics, or is this school noted for its music and sport?
Any thoughts – am I wasting my time?
Impossible to say - only your particular appeal panel can answer that! http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... school#c20