We had our rejection letter today and it has totally knocked me back. Our appeal seemed to go so well, the panel nodding and agreeing with our points and agreeing sympathetically. The school authority seemed to be on our side and said they would welcome our child into the school and after even commented on how well we came across and presented our case.
So what went wrong it doesn't make any sense.....? They was basically given a green light, so I thought.
I attended 4 different appeals and thought I knew the difference between the good and the bad.
Based on what you have said here, the panel made the right decision, but I'm sorry you aren't happy with the outcome. There seems to be no grounds to suggest the appeal was incorrectly conducted. You are very unlikely to be able to engineer a significant change in circumstances. You need to accept that you can't appeal again this year, and prepare as best you can for your child to go to the school you did win an appeal for. I'm sorry but that's the reality of it.
Thanks for the encouragement, it's nice to hear.... I suppose I was raised not to give up, so feels like I'm waiting to discover a different avenue that perhaps most people don't reach due to the exasperation of all the efforts already made up to that point. I have to admit it is draining, but it feels a waste to quit now. Perhaps I'm deluded lol, maybe I have learnt when to accept the inevitable but I have a little over two months to turn over any stone I can. Trying to stay positive, the alternative is to admit defeat!