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CLASS SIZE LEADS TO COURT

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The High Court is to consider a family's claim that primary schools are being too rigid in implementing the governm...
The High Court is to consider a family's claim that primary schools are being too rigid in implementing the government's policy of restricting primary school class sizes to 30.

Deputy judge David Pannick, sitting in the High Court, approved a Kent family's application for full judicial review of a school's decision to refuse admission to their five-year-old daughter.

The school is voluntary-aided and sets its own admissions criteria. It rejected the girl because the 30-pupil limit was already filled. The parents argue the school paid inadequate attention to their wishes that their daughter attend the nearest Roman Catholic school to their home.

The school's appeal committee upheld the initial decision to refuse a place for the girl in May. No date has been set for the hearing.
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