Is your child in a supersize class? These are the most over-capacity schools in Birmingham

These are the most overcrowded schools in the city

There are more than 3,500 supersize schools in England – is your child’s school one of them?

Latest figures published by the Department of Education for the 2020/21 academic year shows 3,537 schools are operating at or beyond their capacity with a combined 56,000 extra pupils on their roll.

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There are more than 2,700 primary schools over capacity across England, with almost 21,000 extra pupils between them, and more than 750 secondary schools over capacity, with an extra 35,000 pupils.

In total these schools are over capacity by 56,368 pupils.

A school is at or in excess of capacity when the number of pupils enrolled is greater than or equal to its number of places. There are 78 primary and schools in Birmingham that are ranked as over capacity, from 21.4% to 0.1%. In total these schools are over capacity by 1,057 pupils.

How does your child’s local school compare?

Here we reveal which schools in Birmingham are the most overcrowded.

Here are the top 10 most overcorwded primary and secondary schools in the city.

Topcliffe Primary School, Castle Vale (Google Street View)

Primary

1. Topcliffe Primary School, Castle Vale

Topcliffe Primary School is the most overcrowded school in Birmingham.

There are 210 school places, with 255 pupil currently on their roll.

The school is 45 pupils (21.4%) over capacity.

2. Christ The King Catholic Primary School, Kingstanding

There are 315 school places, with 367 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 52 pupils (16.%) over capacity.

3. Town Junior School, Sutton Coldfield

There are222 school places, with 240 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 18 pupils (8.1%) over capacity.

4. Bells Farm Primary School, Druids Heath

There are 189 school places, with 201 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 12 pupils (6.3%) over capacity.

5. Gunter Primary School, Erdington

There are 189 school places, with 199 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 10 (5.3%) over capacity.

6. Boldmere Infant School and Nursery, Sutton Coldfield

There are 265 school places, with 279 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 14 pupils (5.3%) over capacity.

7. Colebourne Primary School, Hodge Hill

There are403 school places, with 421 pupils on their roll.

The school is 18 pupils (4.5%) over capacity.

8. Cherry Orchard Primary School, Handsworth

There are420 places at the school, with 438 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 18 (4.3%) over capacity.

9. Little Sutton Primary School, Sutton Coldfield

There are408 places at the school, with 425 pupils on their roll.

The school is 17 (4.2%) pupils over capacity.

10. Boldmere Junior School, Sutton Coldfield

There are 353 places at the school, with 367 pupils on their roll.

The school has 14 (4%) pupils over capacity.

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls (Google Street View)

Secondary

1. Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is the most crowded secondary school and third most crowded school overall in Birmingham.

There are 1,096 school places, with 1,185 pupils on their roll.

The school is 89 pupils (8.1%) over capacity.

2. Birmingham Ormiston Academy, city centre

There are 950 school places, with 1,015 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 65 (6.8%) pupils over capacity.

3. Aston University Engineering Academy, Aston

There are660 school places, with 704 pupils on their roll.

The school is 44 (6.7%) pupils over capacity.

4. Arena Academy, Perry Barr

There are 960 school places, with 1,021 currently on their roll.

The school is 61 pupils (6.4%) over capacity.

5. King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys, Handsworth

There are1,000 school places, with 1,053 currently on their roll.

The school is 53 pupils (5.3%) over capacity.

6. Aston Manor Academy, Aston

There are950 places at the school, with 997 currently on their roll.

The school is 47 pupils (4.7%) over capacity.

7. Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield

There are997 school places, with pupils 1,045 currently on their roll.

The school is 48 pupils(4.8%) over capacity.

8. Erdington Academy

There are960 school places, with 1,001 pupils on their roll.

The school is 41 pupils (4.3) over capacity.

9. Ark St Alban's Academy, Highgate

There are 884 school places, with 917 pupils on their roll.

The school is 33 pupils (3.7%) over capacity.

10. Holyhead School, Handsworth

There are 1,250 school places, with 1,295 pupils currently on their roll.

The school is 45 pupils (3.6%) over capacity.

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