Class Size

Class Size

Issue Class sizes in Scottish primary schools
Headline position - Schools should be staffed on a nationally agreed pupil teacher ratio.
- Primary class sizes should be determined at school level – based on locally determined need.
- Schools should have the flexibility to formulate classes in the best interests of the pupils in front of them.
Full position

AHDS supports an overall reduction in class sizes


AHDS would be keen to see a situation where schools were staffed on a pupil teacher ratio of no more than 24:1 (preferably moving to a maximum of 20:1 as soon as practicable).  Schools should have the flexibility to formulate their own classes in the best interests of the pupils in the school at that time.


Any pupil with additional support needs should be given a weighting of 4 pupils for the purposes of calculating the staffing entitlement for that school.