Class Size Regulation 'Excepted Children'
The published admission number (PAN) in key stage one is only ever exceeded in the following circumstances set out as 'permitted exceptions' to class size legislation in the Department for Education's (DfE) guidance; lnfant classes (those where the majority of children will reach the age of 5, 6 or 7 during the school year) must not contain more than 30 pupils with a single school teacher. Additional children may be admitted under limited exceptional circumstances. These children will remain an 'excepted pupil' for the time they are in an infant class or until the
class numbers fall back to the current infant class size limit. The excepted children are:
a) Children admitted outside the normal admissions round with statements of
special educational needs or Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) specifying
b) Looked after children and previously looked after children admitted outside the
normal admissions round;
c) Children admitted, after initial allocation of places, because of a procedural error
made by the admission authority or local authority in the original application
d) Children admitted after an independent appeals panel upholds an appeal;
e) Children who move into the area outside the normal admissions round for whom
there is no other available school within reasonable distance;
f) Children of UK service personnel admitted outside the normal admissions round;
g) Children whose twin or sibling from a multiple birth is admitted otherwise than as
an excepted pupil;
h) Children with special educational needs who are normally taught in a special
educational needs unit attached to the school, or registered at a special school,
who attend some infant classes within the mainstream school.
From the 1st November 2016 parents of children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 are able to apply for their child’s reception place to start school in September 2017. Parents have until the 15th January 2017 to complete their applications. Please read the Primary School Booklet 2017 to support you through the process.