Click through to see which schools have the largest class sizes.
Click through to see which schools have the largest class sizes.

Large class sizes: these are the Doncaster primary schools with more than 30 pupils taught together

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

Sunday, 30th May 2021, 2:17 pm

There is currently no limit on the size of most primary and secondary school classes in England although infant classes – for pupils aged four to seven – have a statutory maximum of 30 pupils.

Some exceptions are permitted, such as including a child with special educational needs who is partly educated in a special school as the 31st pupil.

According to official Department for Education data, 50 primary schools in Doncaster have classes with more than 30 pupils.

The data is for the 2019/20 time period.

In total the schools are home to 118 classes with more than 30 pupils, containing 3,872 children.

Scawthorpe Sunnyfields Primary School has seven classes with 31+ pupils in it.This means 237 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.

There are 19 schools in Doncaster who have three or more classes with 31 or more pupils – click through this article to find out who they are.

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