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Exclusive: Independent schools advised to capitalise on state sector cuts

Discussion in 'Independent' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter


    The author says class size isn't important, so we should just cut our fees and pack them in?
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I had year 2 last year (class of 21, they are now in a class of 32 mixed year 3/4). No disrespect to their fabulous year 3/4 teacher, but those children are definitely not getting the same deal as my current year 3 in their class of 10!

    Having said that, a fair few more children across the school would be fab.
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  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    32? In a primary indie? My son's soon to be primary (indie)has 20 maximum......
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  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    It would suggest a school cutting down on staff, perhaps, by combining two year groups?

    There are Indies with severe financial problems . . .

    Best wishes

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  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Noooo no no. Sorry.
    I was in a state school last year, that state school has a mixed 3/4 class of 32.

    18 max in my indie school. Hence such a small class because once we had 19, we split into two classes.
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  7. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Thanks for that....:)
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  8. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    Research may say that class size isn't terribly important. But most teachers would prefer smaller classes on the whole. And paying parents see small classes as a major selling point of independent education.

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