Appeals when an infant class already has 30 pupils

The law states that there must be no more than 30 pupils in an infant class  - (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2).

An appeals panel can only allow more children in an infant class if they decide either:

  • that the admission arrangements did not comply with admissions law and the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had complied
  • that the admission arrangements were not correctly and impartially applied and the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had been correctly and impartially applied
  • that the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case.