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Class Sizes: Secondary Education

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size was in (a) comprehensive, (b) grammar and (c) independent schools in (i) the Ribble Valley and (ii) England in each of the last five years. (147848)

[holding answer 5 July 2007]: The available information is shown in the table. Information on class sizes is not collected from independent schools.

Maintained secondary schools1: Average class size2—2003-07 position in January each year—Ribble Valley parliamentary constituency

Ribble Valley parliamentary constituency

England

Grammar schools3

Other secondary schools

All maintained secondary schools

Grammar schools3

Other secondary schools

All maintained secondary schools

2003

20.3

22.8

22.3

20.7

21.9

21.9

2004

20.9

23.2

22.9

20.4

21.9

21.8

2005

20.3

23.2

22.8

20.4

21.7

21.7

2006

19.3

23.0

22.4

20.2

21.5

21.5

20074

20.9

22.2

22.0

20.1

21.3

21.2

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 One teacher classes as taught during a single selected period on the day of the census.

3 School type as reported by schools. There is currently one grammar school in Ribble Valley parliamentary constituency.

4 Provisional data.

Source:

School census