How Small Class Size Affects Class Discussion and Pupil Confidence

Class sizes in the UK are growing for both primary and secondary schools. A recent study has found that in 2019, class numbers have risen again for the fourth consecutive year. The average class size is currently 27 pupils, however, a recent census revealed that a significant number of students were in classes with over 36 pupils.

Studies have shown that large class sizes can be detrimental for a child’s education, that’s why we keep our class sizes small at Gateways. The optimum class size for students is between 14-18 pupils, we guarantee that our class sizes will never surpass this number, in order to provide our students with the best quality of education.

Studying in a small class can massively benefit your child’s confidence and participation level in class. This is due to;

At Gateways, our small class sizes mean that we get to focus on each pupil individually. Our small class model is designed to help your child succeed in all their academic goals.
If you would like to find out more about our small class size model and the outstanding education we offer, please contact us on 0113 288 6345 or email