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Minimum classroom sizes

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Last updated on 7 March 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Must classrooms be a certain size? While there are no statutory requirements relating to the size of classrooms, there are minimum per-pupil space regulations for early years settings. This article outlines recommendations on the size of primary and secondary teaching spaces.

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Contents

  1. 1 Classroom sizes: no statutory requirements
  2. 2 EYFS: per-child space regulations
  3. 3 SEND and alternative provision
  4. 4 Mainstream schools
  5. 5 Mainstream schools: outdoor areas
  6. 6 Mainstream classroom space: good practice
  7. 7 Health and safety checklist

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