A teachers’ union is calling for smaller class sizes to be a priority in the upcoming Budget.
Almost 90 per cent of primary school pupils in Kerry are in classes greater than the EU average of 20.
More than 3,200 are in so called “supersized” classes of thirty or more children.
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says smaller classes help teachers to identify when a child is having difficulty at a faster rate.
The union estimates an immediate reduction in class sizes would cost 15 million euro annually.
Ann Horan is the INTO representative for Kerry: