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Racecourse Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 5BJ • • 01743 351948

Oxon CE Primary School

School Organisation


Year Group

Age of Children

Number of classes


4 and 5

2 classes

Key Stage 1

Year 1

5 and 6

2 classes

Year 2

6 and 7

2 classes

Key Stage 2

Year 3

7 and 8

2 classes

Year 4

8 and 9

2 classes

Year 5

9 and 10

2 classes

Year 6

10 and 11

2 classes

Class sizes vary from year to year, according to the number of children on the school roll.  The school has a statutory responsibility not to exceed 30 pupils in any foundation or key stage 1 class.  

Teaching Group Arrangements

The children are grouped in mixed ability classes taught by a class teacher.  These classes are arranged by age.  The school has fourteen classes with two classes in each year group.

In order to support children’s learning and provide work at an appropriate level some subjects may be taught in ability based sets.  This is most commonly done in mathematics at key stage 2.  Children’s progress is monitored closely by their class teacher and they may be moved between sets during the year if their learning needs indicate this to be appropriate.  On other occasions the children will work in both ability based groups and mixed ability groups within their classroom depending upon the nature of the activity and learning involved.