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Class sizes - how big are yours?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by FairyHoneyPeaches, Nov 26, 2015.


What is your average class size

  1. Fewer than 10 pupils

  2. 10 -20 pupils

  3. 20-30 pupils

  4. More than 30 pupils

  1. FairyHoneyPeaches

    FairyHoneyPeaches Occasional commenter

    I work in a girls independent boarding school and have average classes of about 12 girls, often fewer than that. What is your average class size?
  2. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    My class is small - 13 children. However they are mixed year 1 and reception with nursery thrown in for added interest!! :)
  3. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    I work in an independent school and have 20 children in my class. I voted 10-20 in the poll because I had 10 last year.
  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I work in a girls indie, largest is 11; smallest -1. Last year (in an academy/grammar), 32 x 10 at KS3, less at GCSE and A-levels.
  5. cally1980

    cally1980 Established commenter

    30. Never less, except for a very small crossover when one leaves before the new one starts.
  6. -myrtille-

    -myrtille- Occasional commenter

    Smallest - 16 pupils (bottom set Y7 and bottom set Y11).
    Largest - 34 pupils (top set Y10). Fortunately they're a fantastic bunch, but it's still a squeeze to fit them all in the classroom!

    The majority are around the 25 mark though.
  7. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    mixed age yr 5/6 class
  8. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    My last school was the sort that had a significant proportion of transitory students, so casual entrants were the norm. In September, we would start off with between, say, 26 and 28 students in each class; by October this would have crept up to 32 - 33. By Xmas, some KS 3 classes had over 35 students. True, some left but more seemed to come than go. Sometimes, I would get to the bottom of a page in my mark book, as students had come and gone. Working in labs, large classes were a problem: small groups of students carrying stools from one lab to another was the beginning of many lessons.
  9. MrS_1983

    MrS_1983 New commenter

    I would say my average is around the 28 mark. I love the atmosphere of a bigger class! Providing they all get involved it can be great!

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