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How big is your secondary school intake?

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ifIonlyknew Sat 14-Jul-18 13:45:25

We seem to have some massive intakes planned locally for the next few years and I am just wondering if 10 form entry is normal nowadays?

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ifIonlyknew Sat 14-Jul-18 13:47:24

Actually my maths might be wrong it might only be 9 form entry, 300 children anyway

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Anythingforacatslife Sat 14-Jul-18 13:49:01

That’s usual in most schools in our city.

xyzandabc Sat 14-Jul-18 13:49:53

330, 11 forms, has been for many years. Last year they took 350 in 12 forms but they can't do that every year due to lack of space.

Soursprout Sat 14-Jul-18 13:50:06

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whiteroseredrose Sat 14-Jul-18 13:50:45

DD's school is 7 form entry and DS's was 6 but next year will be 7 forms.

Rufus27 Sat 14-Jul-18 13:51:18

Once taught in one that was 15 form entry.

Sevendown Sat 14-Jul-18 13:53:41

Dc1 300, 10 classes of 30.

Dc2 65, 3 classes of 22/3.

RedSkyLastNight Sat 14-Jul-18 13:55:33

330, think most schools are similar sized round here.

AdventuresRUs Sat 14-Jul-18 13:56:52

4 forms for secondary!? Thats diddy!

Battleax Sat 14-Jul-18 13:57:10

it might only be 9 form entry, 300 children anyway

That’s 10 form entry.

I’ve gone out of my way to make sure that none of mine go to a primary school larger than two form entry or a secondary school larger than four form entry. I think children get lost in the very large institutions. I much prefer something on a human scale where names are known etc.

penguinsnpandas Sat 14-Jul-18 13:58:07

Around 210 around here, 180 at DDs grammar, and 165 in area moving to.

Chewbecca Sat 14-Jul-18 14:00:01

Wow, that's huge. DS's grammar is 6 form entry, 180 boys. When I went they were 4 forms only.

Blostma Sat 14-Jul-18 14:01:33

8 forms 220 pupils. All the other secondaries near by are the same.

Soursprout Sat 14-Jul-18 14:01:39

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FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 14-Jul-18 14:01:48

75 but usually around 60

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 14-Jul-18 14:02:51

so three forms in year 7 and then drops to two forms in years 8 and above

CMOTDibbler Sat 14-Jul-18 14:03:46

252. They have an interesting vertical tutor group system so tutors only have 4 or 5 new children each year, houses for pastoral care (so each tutor group belongs to a house) and then teaching sets which gives lot of personal support

treaclesoda Sat 14-Jul-18 14:05:58

Most schools where I live take around 130. The biggest one by far takes about 180.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 14-Jul-18 14:07:17

Ours does vertical tutor group as well which seems to work well.

FFSJake Sat 14-Jul-18 14:07:31

Battleax l went to a 1.5 entry PS and 10 entry HS and the bigger HS was so much better. The PS was suffocating and I couldn't wait to leave.

I made the same mistake with dd1, there is about 25 kids in her y2 and it's tiny and i think suffocating for her.

Bigger doesn't need to mean it's not personalised. I can assure you all my teachers in HS knew my name!

KittyMcKitty Sat 14-Jul-18 14:08:11

120 (4 classes) rising to 145 (5 classes) year 9. We also have vertical tutor groups- all bar 1 of tge local schools do.

Most here (Bucks) are around 180 a couple 200 / 210.

Hoppinggreen Sat 14-Jul-18 14:08:11

3 forms of 20 or less but that’s Private
Local Grammar takes 5 x30
1 local comp 9x30
Other local comp 7x30

hendricksy Sat 14-Jul-18 14:08:37


EllenJanethickerknickers Sat 14-Jul-18 14:12:21

Around here,
175, 7 forms tough comp
150, 5 forms grammar
245, 9 form comp
300, 10 form comp
90, 4 form rural comp.

Bigger schools often have 2 bands, splitting the school into 2 populations and you have lessons with others from your band. Makes the school seem half the size as you only have to get to know half the pupils.

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