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Class Sizes

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) five, (b) six and (c) sevenyear-old children in Nottingham, North were taught in class sizes of 30 or more (i) in 1997 and (ii) in the latest period for which figures are available. [98327]

Information on the age of pupils within classes is not collected centrally.The available information on the number of pupils in designated nursery classes and other classes of 31 or more in maintained primary schools in Nottingham, North parliamentary constituency is shown in the table.

Maintained primary schools1: number of classes of 31 or more and the number pupils within them2Nottingham, North parliamentary constituency
Taught by one teacher
Nursery classesOther classes
Position as at January each yearNumber of pupilsNumber of classesNumber of pupilsNumber of classes
1997563143,502107
1998529133,05293
1999617162,63379
2000527132,38872
2001493121,76353
2002524131,44344
1Excludes middle schools as deemed.
2 Classes as taught during the one selected period in each school on the day of the census.

Source:

Annual Schools' Census