Class sizes in Kerry primary schools are above the national average

Class sizes in Kerry primary schools are above the national average.

According to the Irish Independent,  recently published Department of Education figures provide a school-by-school breakdown of class size in the 2016/2017 year.

22.2% of pupils in Kerry are in classes of 30 or more.

The 2016/17 year saw the first improvement in class sizes for many years, as a result of a Budget 2016 decision to recruit extra teachers for this purpose last September.

Nationally, the proportion of pupils in classes of 30-plus has reduced from 24pc to 22pc.