A couple of people have asked about how many places get turned down after they are offered, how much waiting lists move, and what the chances of success at appeal are. I don't have a lot of data on this (will see if I can get more), but a couple of snippets relating to 2011 admissions, taken from reports to the Warwickshire Schools Admission Forum.As at 21st March 2011
"There are some vacancies at Grammar Schools, King Edward VI has five places to offer as does Stratford Girls Grammar. It was stated that a large number of children who have refused places have gone to the Independent sector." (For 2011 both schools had a PAN of 75)As 15th June 2011
"Lawrence Sheriff Offers at 94, appeals heard 50 successful appeals 22 Currents offers stand at 116
King Edwards Offers at 75, appeals heard 35 successful 8 current offers stand at 83"