Large class sizes: These are the Scottish primary schools with the biggest class sizes

Large class sizes: These are the Scottish primary schools with the biggest class sizes

Large class sizes are widely accepted to be damaging to children’s education — but is your child in a supersize class?

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 10:18 am

The Scottish government says P1s and composite classes should be no bigger than 25 pupils, P2 and P3s no larger than 30 and P4s to P7s no greater than 33.

But classes can breach the maximum size if there are children in special education who receive part of their schooling in a mainstream school. There should still be a maximum of 30 pupils per teacher.

In Scotland there are 18 schools which have classes over maximum capacity.

This article lists 10 of the primary schools which have the largest class sizes in Scotland.

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