Also you need to bear in mind that if you do not appeal, other people may be successful at appeal and reduce your chances of getting a place via the waiting list. Most admission authorities like appeals for Y7 entry to be lodged fairly early so they can plan accordingly so delaying submitting an appeal runs the risk of it not being heard with the rest.
Thanks Alex, yes that makes sense too, I was of the thinking that the two may go hand in hand but of course perhaps not everyone on a wait list appeals?
Bromleymum ~ Valid point and I guess I think that too. Advice I have been given from my LEA and the schools admissions, is if she is not allocated any of the GS she passed and knowing all our personal things like catchment/criteria, I should email lea/school for her to go on the wait list. I was wondering if I should realistically be appealing too to give her a 'proper' chance if that makes sense. But yes, I need to get my appeal head on and think in more depth about over subscription appeals.
I know I can find reason/s why she needs to be admitted and i'm not going to let something like catchment get in the way. Practically one we are ooc for is actually one of the most practical schools for her to get to. What will be will be, and after this long and arduous journey I just feel I don't want to take a 'no' lying down, and even if just for closure want to give her the best shot at a GS education ( Even though I don't whole heartedly believe in it and yes am a hypocrite, but when is your child, sometimes ones beliefs and principles go out of the window)
PS Can you tell I'm thinking ahead even before allocations have come out at my lea