A strange question but is there any way to counter appeal against the admission of children over PAN if you believe you dc's schooling will suffer due to thoSe admitted on appeal.. ?
Good question, and I can understand your concern.
The school HAS to take those admitted by appeal. I'm not sure that there is a mechanism for other parents to argue against that; it would have been down to the school / LEA to do so at the appeal.
The Admission Authority can take the Appeal Panel to judicial review, and I wonder that could be a course open to you.
It's quite unusual for KS1 appeals to be allowed, but it can happen in exceptional circumstances. KS2 appeals are slighly easier to win, but we still have to balance the prejudice to the child appealing against the prejudice to the school (ie the existing pupils, teachers, etc). For KS1, the school will have a year to either reduce the class size back to under 30, or employ an extra member of staff.
I'm pretty sure, given your name, that I didn't hear the appeal you're referring to