Many parents choose Brabyns due to our small classes (maximum 20), mainly because if there are fewer children, each child will get more attention and time to learn and flourish. A report by Professor Blatchford from the University of London found that ‘in both reading and maths, pupils in small classes performed significantly better than pupils in regular class sizes’.
We have had a number of children join us in various year groups. This is what one of our new Year 6 boys has said about their move to our Brabyns family:
“Brabyns is much better because everyone is more friendly, the behaviour is much better and the small class means I get more help”. He said there were 32 children in his previous class compared with 19 in his class at Brabyns.
When researching why smaller class sizes are better the main points seem to be; better results, learning is enhanced, opportunities to participate, increased feedback. But above all the staff are proactive and dynamic in getting to know everything about each individual, and consequently are able to build better relationships with ALL pupils. This helps us as, alongside other factors, it helps meet our aims of NURTURE, ENGAGE, ACHIEVE.