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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Great Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2NL

Class Organisation

From September 2018 our published admission number increased to 60 pupils. This will gradually feed up through the School making us a 2 form of entry primary school in each year group. 

At present, from Nursery through to Year 4 there are a maximum of 60 pupils in each year group.  Year 5 & 6 are on the old admission number of 45 pupils.  As this too many for one class, we, like many other primary schools, organise the pupils into mixed aged classes. 

The class structure is as follows:

Key Stage and Class Class Size Ages
Foundation Stage    
Acorn (Morning Nursery) 22/23 pupils rising 4 year olds
Acorn (Afternoon Nursery) 22/23 pupils rising 4 year olds
Ash (Reception) 30 pupils rising 5 year olds
Beech (Reception) 30 pupils rising 5 year olds
     
Key Stage 1     
Cedar 30 Yr 1 pupils rising 6 year olds
Cherry 30 Yr 1 pupils rising 6 year olds
Elm 30 Yr 2 pupils rising 7 year olds
Fir  30 Yr 2 pupils rising 7 year olds
     
Key Stage 2    
Hazel 30  Yr 3 pupils rising 8 year olds
Maple 30 Yr 3 pupils rising 8 year olds
Oak 30 Yr 4 pupils rising 9 year olds
Pine 30 Yr 4 pupils rising 9 year olds
     
Poplar 15 Yr 5 & 15 Yr 6 pupils rising 10 & 11 year olds
Sycamore 15 Yr 5 & 15 Yr 6 pupils rising 10 & 11 year olds
Willow 15 Yr 5 & 15 Yr 6 pupils rising 10 & 11 year olds

(Please note that the numbers are only indicative of current classes.)