Mixed Age Classes

Mixed age classes are common in schools and with 5 classes at Sparsholt Primary School and 7 year groups, classes are re-organised each year to avoid one class being larger than another.

The principles that the senior leadership team take into account when making professional decisions about which children are in each class are as follows:

  • Levels of attainment and achievement in the core subjects of reading, writing and maths.
  • Maturity and independence of each individual.
  • Additional support needs of each child.
  • Keeping class sizes near to 30

To ensure that there are opportunities for the whole year group to be together we plan specific activities and events;

  • School trips such as Hilliers and the Winchester Science Centre.
  • Shared P.E. lessons at least once a week.
  • Shared science lessons in the autumn term.
  • Worship groups and Worship planning groups
  • Sports Leader activities.
  • Golden Time
  • Life Bus in the summer term