The waiting list is apparently kept til year 9 but because it's such a good school we didn't think there could be many leavers that's why we thought we should try to appeal.
With regards the school reports, certificates etc, should I make photocopies for the appeal panel or should I show them the originals and let the clerk make the copies?
I've found that there are often families who move because parents employment forces them to, so don't loose hope.
Check with the clerk, but I would send enough photocopies for one for each panel member, one for the clerk and one for the School side - you could take the originals for your copy, and in case the panel wish to see them. Certificates - don't include every sports / Guides / music exam certificate you have. I like to know if they've passed music grades (as other panel members like to see mention of other extra-curricular interests), but this can be mentioned in the appeal letter, rather than giving the panel piles of extra paper to wade through. Mind you, if she has a Diploma in music (above grade
, that would be quite impressive!