Overcrowding increases the likelihood of accidents and inappropriate behaviour. If data indicates the incidence of mishaps and injuries is rising, there may be too many students in the buildings and grounds at any one time.
The leadership team may need to plan for staggered class times and break times or expand the provision of classrooms and playground space.
A far less desirable alternative is to restrict the physical activity of students and increase the policing of outdoor games and indoor movement between classes.
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