SMALLER class sizes await pupils at a Rugby preparatory school.
Following a recent public consultation, the Crescent School announced it will increase from one to two Year 4 classes from September 2017.
The two classes will initially comprise 16-18 pupils, and will move up through the school over the next three years.
Traditionally the Bawnmore Road school has been one form entry with classes capped at 24 pupils.
But with interest at an all-time high, the independent school for children aged four to 11 asked current and prospective parents for feedback and to register interest in either Year 4 or 5 earlier in the year.
Headmaster Huw Marshall said: “For a number of years we have considered the possibility of increasing a year group to two forms at the top of the school, where traditionally classes have been full.
“The consultation showed definitively that interest was strongest for September’s Year 4 and we know we can accommodate and look after the additional children.
“The move is good news for both our current pupils and the new pupils who will be joining us, they will benefit from the smaller class sizes and the school’s proven success in getting children into their first choice of secondary school, including the local grammars.”
The school will hold its last open event for 2017 entry on Wednesday (May 10) from 5.00pm to 7.30pm, where prospective parents can look around the school and meet Joe Thackway, who is taking over from Mr Marshall as Headmaster from September 2017.