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Restriction on class size numbers after Reception year?

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Teddy1970 Tue 27-Sep-16 16:45:50

I know that Reception and Y1 and possibbly Y2 have restrctions on class sizes, but does anyone know if after these years there is a limit? I vaguely remember reading somewhere that after these years class sizes can be as large as they like as long as the room is big enough, is that right or have I imagined it? Thanks very much

Ladybird333 Tue 27-Sep-16 16:48:03

That's right. Key Stage One which is YR, Y1 & Y2 are capped at 30. KS2, years 3-6 does not have a cap so it's up to the head and board of governors. They would usually hover around the low 30s, but I've seen classes go up to 38.

Teddy1970 Tue 27-Sep-16 16:52:42

Thanks Ladybird I thought that might be the case..

clam Tue 27-Sep-16 18:39:45

No HT in their right mind would allow a class to go up to 38 children - not if they don't wish to see staff resigning en masse. It is wholly untenable.

Thunderblunder Tue 27-Sep-16 18:43:28

2 of my DC spent both yr3 and 4 in classes of 38 and 39 respectively so it does happen. Mind you all 5 of my DC were never in a class of 30 or below for key stage one either.

Teddy1970 Tue 27-Sep-16 18:55:28

Thanks everyone, I'm amazed classes can be so big.

spanieleyes Tue 27-Sep-16 18:56:28

we have classes of 40! ( although split for maths and english into smaller groups)

Teddy1970 Tue 27-Sep-16 22:34:00

Wow, spaniel that must be pretty hectic..

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