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.