Classroom organisation in primary schools
Primary schools are staffed in line with the Scottish Government's legislation on maximum class sizes.
In May/June each year, headteachers are told how many staff they are entitled to, taking into account the number of pupils leaving for secondary school and the number of new P1 pupils.
You may find the following helpful:
- Classroom organisation: a guide for parents - this explains classroom organisation and the different types of classes that are found in primary schools (revised November 2010).
- Composite classes parents leaflet - this gives information on composite or multi-stage classes (revised October 2010).
For more information on class sizes contact your child's school.