EAST Launceston Primary School - which is already running out of classrooms for its pupils - could find itself under more pressure if out-of-home area rules are tightened, according to the teachers' union and parents and friends.
The school is set to have 68 year 3 pupils and three teachers in one classroom this year because it has run out of space.
The Education Department is consulting with schools on draft enrolment and out-of-home-area policies that would make it harder for parents to "cherry- pick" schools for their children.
But the teachers' union and parents and friends representatives say tightening that policy may just put more pressure on to the school principal as parents still demand their choice of school.
East Launceston parents were told the large class was caused by a lack of classrooms at the school of 573 pupils.
The Australian Education Union and Tasmanian State School Parents and Friends said they had no issue with the large class as long as it was run properly.
But both groups said previous out-of-home-area enrolments may be part of the cause for the tight squeeze in a suburb with an older demographic.
State Parents and Friends Association president Jenny Eddington said East Launceston, like a few other schools, had been affected by the changing culture where parents liked to enrol children near their work.