I've checked, and it appears that the school in question is a community school, so the definition of sibling is the one used by KCC: "Current Family Association - a brother or sister attending the school when the child starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters."
The definition, and the list of schools to which it applies, can be found here:https://shareweb.kent.gov.uk/Documents/ ... 0Aug11.pdf
Although the admission arrangements seem to be in order, I am still weighing up whether there might be any possible grounds for a complaint. Could you answer a few more questions for me?
the appeal panel also did not mention anything about the Sibling aspect although I mentioned it at the appeal I did not push it
What exactly did you say?
The family links in the area which as a single parent will give support on a daily basis
Do you think this refers specifically to your older brother who can provide after-school care? Or might it also refer to your partner?
he would be better placed in a school with pupils he knows
Was this referring specifically to your partner's son(s) - or to other friends?