there were boys who had not passed the eleven plus found to be of selective ability by the Panel. In at least two cases, boys in this category were still not offered a place by the Appeal Panel on the grounds that other boys had a stronger claim. However, as far as I am aware, for the first time the Appeal Panel Clerk (not KCC) is writing to the school to request that the boy is added to the school's waiting list. In practice this should make no difference as boys on the waiting list should not be offered a place until the number of boys to be admitted falls back to 180 (the Planned Admission Number) from the 212 it stands at at present (see below). However, schools are increasingly 'doing their own thing' under the new freedoms and it is possible that TWGSB will see fit to offer additional places off the waiting list if the number falls below 210. AND SEE COMMENT BELOW!
What I am not clear on yet is whether this decision by the Panel reflects a new KCC policy, or is on their own initiative. If the former, I am delighted that my actions have encouraged this change of heart.
Please note that, in any case, a Panel decision for a particular school that a child is of selective ability is not transferable to any other school.