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Class Sizes

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children of (a) five, (b) six and (c) seven years of age were taught in classes of more than 30 children in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2007. (187306)

The available information covers pupils at key stage 1 and is given in the table.

Number and percentage of key stage 1 pupils in classes of 31 or more taught by one teacher at maintained primary schools in England

1997

2007

Number of pupils

476,820

23,210

Percentage of all pupils

29.0

1.7

Source:

School Census