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Class Sizes

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size is for (a) primary and (b) secondary classes. (102440)

The available information is given in the table.

Maintained primary and secondary schools: average class sizes1,2 as at January 2006, England

Average class size

Primary

26.3

Secondary

21.5

1 Classes as taught during a single selected period in each school on the day of the census in January. 2 Classes taught by one teacher. Source: Schools' Census.