Last updated August 2013
Each year I come across unfortunate situations where parents who often have powerful reasons for their children being placed in particular schools, fail to put their case effectively on the application form. Two very precise pieces of advice:
1) Check with Kent County Council and the School what information is required.
2) Send in a paper form so that you can attach the relevant documentation. Do not complete an online application and hope the Admission Authority will come back to you to request the data. They rarely do and are under no obligation to do so.
If you have followed tihs advice, but are unsuccessful in your application, you may stand a stronger chance at appeal. Each year, I support a number of such cases at appeal with a high level of success.