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Class size limits: reception and KS1

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Last updated on 24 November 2016
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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What are the rules about infant class sizes? We explain that ordinary infant classes have a limit of 30 pupils per teacher in maintained schools and academies. We also list circumstances in which there are exceptions to this rule, and answer FAQs about teacher-pupil ratios in infant classes.

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  1. 1 The 30-child limit for infant classes: summary
  2. 2 Exceptions to the 30-child limit
  3. 3 The 30-child limit: FAQs

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