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Appeals panel rules extra pupils should attend improving school

ONE of Britain's fastest-improving schools is to be allowed to take in an extra 59 pupils in the face of hostility from its local authority.

Scores of parents have persuaded an independent appeals panel to overturn Hampshire County Council's refusal to alow their children to attend Kings' School in Winchester.

The council claimed that the planned intake this September of 490 was too high, potentially dangerous and so reduced it to 360. The school disagreed and actively supported the parents.

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