Large class sizes: the 21 primary schools in England with the most classes with than 30 pupils

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

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.

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According to official Department for Education data, 7,752 primary schools in England have classes with more than 30 pupils. The data is for the 2019/20 time period.

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In total the schools are home to more than 17,000 30+ classes, containing more than half a million children.

Here we reveal the primary schools with the most big classes in England.

Lee Chapel Primary School in Essex has 24 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 766 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Ravenscote Junior School in Surrey has 18 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 561 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Hove Junior School in Brighton and Hove has 17 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 540 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Ocklynge Junior School in East Sussex has 17 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 575 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Buttsbury Junior School in Essex has 16 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 505 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Greenfield Primary School in Leicestershire has 14 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 438 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Kings Heath Primary School in Birmingham has 14 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 451 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School in Birmingham has 14 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 454 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Chellaston Junior School in Derby has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 415 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Grange Park Primary School in London has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 403 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
St Paul's Catholic Junior School in Liverpool has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 412 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Woodlands Primary School in Kent has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 412 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Oakfield Primary Academy in Kent has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 413 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Loose Primary School in Kent has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 416 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Springhill Catholic Primary School in Southampton has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 414 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Christchurch Junior School in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 409 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Uplands Manor Primary School in Sandwell has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 407 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Blackwood School in Walsall has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 426 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Coten End Primary School in Warwickshire has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 411 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Lindley Junior School in Kirkless has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 403 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.
Hovingham Primary School in Leeds has 13 classes with 31+ pupils in it. This means 407 pupils are in larger classes and taught by one teacher.