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Class size limits: reception and KS1

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Last updated on 28 January 2016
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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 look at DfE guidance on meeting the ratio requirements, and list circumstances in which the statutory ratio requirements can be waived.

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Contents

  1. 1 The 30-child limit for infant classes
  2. 2 Mixed-age classes
  3. 3 Exceptions to the 30-child limit
  4. 4 Taking measures to comply with the regulations

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