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Does any of your children go to primary school where there is just 1 class for each year group?

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AnnaInManchester Tue 05-Jul-05 20:06:59

e.g 1 reception class
1 year one class
1 year two class...

If so how many is in the class?

It seems so much these days there is more than one class for each year group.

Tortington Tue 05-Jul-05 20:08:01

mine did there were 30 in the class

KatyMac Tue 05-Jul-05 20:10:13

At my DD's there are 3 classes covering ages 4 to 11 (ie reception to year 6)

Eowyn Tue 05-Jul-05 20:11:09

mine does, think there are around 30ish in the class but haven't counted.

Kittypickle Tue 05-Jul-05 20:11:29

My DD does. There are 19 in reception this year I think. 30 now in Year 1 (up from 22) and I think years 2,3 and 4 all have 30.

AnnaInManchester Tue 05-Jul-05 20:16:33

Katy Mac, do you live in the middle of nowhere?

lockets Tue 05-Jul-05 20:22:58

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Miaou Tue 05-Jul-05 20:29:07

We have one class for the entire school !

Yorkiegirl Tue 05-Jul-05 20:31:09

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RTKangaMummy Tue 05-Jul-05 20:34:11

DS school has one class for each year group

It is lovely

He has 26 in his class 5

Everyone knows everyone all the teachers know all the children

Head knows all the children, parents and siblings in the playground

Really a family atmosphere

DEFFO BRILL

KatyMac Tue 05-Jul-05 20:39:44

Yep - it feels that way anyway - Rural Norfolk......it's still in the last centuary

But I like it (about 20-24 in each class btw)

R & Y1
Y2,Y3 & some of Y4
resy of Y4, Y5 & Y6

DD loves it

Littlefish Tue 05-Jul-05 20:40:15

You can have a maximum of 30 children in a Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 class. (There are occasional exceptions to this rule for Special Needs or where it is known that one of the 30 is leaving at some point in the year).

unicorn Tue 05-Jul-05 20:48:16

yep.. dd will stay with her yr group til yr 6.. (max 30 in class.. actual figure is 28)...
the headteacher knows all the kids too...
which is rather nice for a London school!

littlerach Tue 05-Jul-05 20:48:49

Yes ours has 1 per year, this year will be the largest intake, at 26!! Last year it wass 18.
It is a lovely school, the rise in numbers is due to the pre school opening.

titchy Tue 05-Jul-05 23:29:16

One claass per year here too - and it's great. All the kids know each other, and there's a realy caring atmosphere in the school.

The only flip side I can see is that if your child really doesn't get on with their teacher there's no other class for them to move to.

Oh and the secondary that mine will go too has more kids in each year that our whole school does

jura Wed 06-Jul-05 16:25:20

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potty1 Wed 06-Jul-05 16:28:11

One of mine doesa and has 29 in the class. My ds's went there too and the classes have been larger...ds2 was in a class of 39 up to year 6 when it was split .

Fio2 Wed 06-Jul-05 16:29:39

my daughter does but its a special school

the school we are conmsidering for ds has 4, yes $ classes per year. they are fairly small classes though, but 4 is shocking to me

Windermere Wed 06-Jul-05 16:31:24

ds is too young for school at the moment but I have been been looking into it. There are seven state primaries in my town and each one of them has only one class for each year. When I was at school I remember there being about 4 classes for each year.

Blu Wed 06-Jul-05 16:33:09

Yes, DS will be going to a school with a one class intake. We only applied to small schools - some in London have 4 classes for each year group.

KBear Wed 06-Jul-05 16:34:20

My DD's school has 4 classes per year!!!

Enid Wed 06-Jul-05 16:34:25

about 20 in each class

Class 1: recep/yr 1; Class 2: yr 1/2; etc etc year 3/4; year 5; year 6

rural Dorset

its fab and dd loves it.

geekgrrl Wed 06-Jul-05 16:36:25

mine go to a school with a total of four classes for all the year groups.
There are 90 children at the school, this year's class 1 (reception and half on yr1) will be around 23 children.
Like KatyMac we're in a very rural area.

Windermere Wed 06-Jul-05 16:38:39

Whereabouts in rural dorset, enid? I have just come back from holiday in Dorset and loved it so much that I am now suffering from post holiday blues

Enid Wed 06-Jul-05 16:40:58

West Dorset on the somerset border

it is loooooooooooveeeeeeely

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