Today, the school of our 1st choice (which has not offered my twins a place), told us that our kids are ranked 6th and 7th on their waiting list. So, presumably 5 children above them will be considered first, should a vacancy arise.
Originally, we applied under catergory C, (Faith Community Places). We are now trying to prepare the paper work for the appeal and was wondering if it would be worth it for me to provide further evidence of 'committment to faith' at the appeal hearing?
If you were 6th and 7th then I would definitely appeal - if it is the closest school to you then that is a major factor as it means your kids can walk, have friends in the catchment area and be able to go to clubs etc which is in the best interests of the child.
The previous government had a policy called Every Child Matters and it may be worthtrying to refer to it as it shows that you know something of schools policies. Also have a look at DfE website