Thank you Etienne.
I've no particular insight into appeals for a music place, but appeals are basically the same everywhere.
I would have thought the extenuating circumstances worth a mention. However, you might be asked if you raised these points at the earliest opportunity.
We haven't contacted anybody regarding these points because there appears to be no information on the SWHerts Consortium website or the Herts Admissions website of how to raise them/who to contact. It suggests that you can ask for a remark of written papers after 1st March but does not mention the music test specifically. I will try and phone the admissions helpline for more information later today.
In the unlikely event that no one asks a suitable question, and you sense that the hearing is drawing to a close, then you would need to take the initiative and say “I wasn’t sure whether to mention this, but ……….”
I think hard evidence of ability/aptitude is likely to be the key.
The more, the better!
We will prepare our appeal on how we feel that the music facilities at the school are best matched to our daughter's abilities and mention the test circumstances if appropriate.
Are we likely to be asked why we did not also enter her for the academic tests?