Starting primary school

9. Infant class sizes

An infant class should have no more than 30 pupils per single qualified teacher for all ordinary teaching sessions.

This applies to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes. 

There are some, very limited, exceptions for in-year admissions, but the class size limit applies to all community, voluntary controlled, voluntary aided and foundation primary schools, academies and free schools.

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Applications for school places for September 2022 open on 1 September 2021.

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The deadline to apply for a primary school place for September 2022 is 15 January 2022.