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Primary Education: Class Sizes

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many five to seven-year-olds were educated in classes of at least (a) 25 and (b) 20 pupils in each local authority area in the latest year for which figures are available. (253177)

Class size data is not collected by age of child. However, the following table shows classes as taught by national curriculum year group.

Maintained primary schools1: classes taught by one teacher by year group 2, as at January 2008, England

Classes taught by one teacher

Classes of size 20 to 24 pupils

Classes of size 25 and over pupils

Year group 1

Year group 2

Year group 3

Year group 1

Year group 2

Year group 3

England

74,450

74,900

61,730

292,220

303,360

323,160

North East

5,350

5,240

4,110

10,680

11,750

13,090

841

Darlington

181

210

86

662

672

789

840

Durham

770

1,043

671

1,774

1,782

2,152

390

Gateshead

296

219

152

570

780

881

805

Hartlepool

301

112

255

280

439

410

806

Middlesbrough

416

456

371

577

637

763

391

Newcastle upon Tyne

357

426

317

1,418

1,371

1,625

392

North Tyneside

310

233

275

965

1,075

1,072

929

Northumberland

666

490

204

1,091

1,372

1,451

807

Redcar and Cleveland

311

352

389

521

663

517

393

South Tyneside

339

273

170

870

679

931

808

Stockton-on-Tees

632

606

488

783

842

940

394

Sunderland

769

818

731

1,167

1,435

1,562

North West

10,950

11,060

9,490

37,330

40,450

43,840

889

Blackburn with Darwen

220

226

184

1,179

1,212

1,303

890

Blackpool

159

138

20

1,138

1,129

1,343

350

Bolton

312

466

328

2,214

2,091

2,381

351

Bury

339

267

339

914

1,042

1,085

875

Cheshire

1,037

1,064

657

3,052

3,241

3,789

909

Cumbria

623

796

805

1,605

1,808

1,811

876

Halton

199

305

233

622

524

591

340

Knowsley

259

155

337

748

1,291

991

888

Lancashire

1,925

1,754

1,225

4,403

5,858

6,441

341

Liverpool

978

755

1,042

2,475

2,559

2,461

352

Manchester

645

528

878

2,978

2,933

2,749

353

Oldham

203

490

248

1,682

1,711

1,778

354

Rochdale

360

292

225

1,359

1,407

1,494

355

Salford

458

484

463

1,168

1,060

1,206

343

Sefton

619

422

448

1,345

1,609

1,827

342

St. Helens

331

357

314

1,042

1,049

1,431

356

Stockport

381

489

248

1,583

1,674

2,065

357

Tameside

331

318

363

1,470

1,600

1,604

358

Trafford

173

310

111

1,619

1,659

1,873

877

Warrington

331

494

329

1,243

1,095

1,333

359

Wigan

617

506

422

1,748

2,045

2,275

344

Wirral

447

441

268

1,740

1,851

2,005

Yorkshire and the Humber

8,130

8,970

6,520

28,090

28,300

30,900

370

Barnsley

518

335

373

665

1,296

1,098

380

Bradford

487

513

346

5,114

4,441

4,969

381

Calderdale

221

330

404

1,259

1,409

1,267

371

Doncaster

640

837

630

1,623

1,523

1,796

811

East Riding of Yorkshire

360

669

545

1,513

1,341

1,421

810

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

333

406

437

1,459

1,325

1,276

382

Kirklees

694

812

566

2,381

2,551

2,893

383

Leeds

1,340

1,149

850

3,970

4,182

4,379

812

North East Lincolnshire

156

279

154

705

637

754

813

North Lincolnshire

231

316

67

835

782

1,010

815

North Yorkshire

793

851

585

1,544

1,557

1,998

372

Rotherham

609

650

548

1,431

1,278

1,461

373

Sheffield

771

931

528

3,289

3,373

3,613

384

Wakefield

667

596

330

1,540

1,740

2,060

816

York

311

293

160

766

861

909

East Midlands

7,590

7,460

5,730

19,890

21,340

24,360

831

Derby

433

381

378

1,650

1,802

1,461

830

Derbyshire

1,419

1,361

1,065

3,018

3,673

4,306

856

Leicester

533

621

647

2,028

1,811

2,107

855

Leicestershire

1,246

1,212

578

2,393

2,676

3,157

925

Lincolnshire

955

1,055

553

2,398

2,838

3,342

928

Northamptonshire

1,170

919

947

3,735

3,819

4,129

892

Nottingham

504

498

448

1,414

1,402

1,726

891

Nottinghamshire

1,280

1,394

1,087

3,225

3,182

4,014

857

Rutland

45

21

23

30

141

117

West Midlands

9,540

8,810

7,000

32,060

34,380

36,690

330

Birmingham

1,393

1,326

1,539

9,362

9,611

9,722

331

Coventry

504

306

633

2,003

2,075

2,012

332

Dudley

882

918

561

1,665

1,799

2,251

884

Herefordshire

273

265

88

585

591

798

333

Sandwell

633

559

315

2,494

2,541

2,864

893

Shropshire

224

209

48

731

847

876

334

Solihull

600

393

326

1,307

1,619

1,809

860

Staffordshire

1,584

1,692

1,018

3,540

3,956

4,477

861

Stoke-on-Trent

361

474

317

1,450

1,303

1,824

894

Telford and Wrekin

153

139

161

654

847

912

335

Walsall

472

562

492

2,086

1,770

1,934

937

Warwickshire

722

670

608

2,588

3,032

2,821

336

Wolverhampton

643

592

457

1,310

1,463

1,290

885

Worcestershire

1,092

700

437

2,281

2,925

3,096

East of England

8,710

7,680

7,040

31,260

33,690

34,340

820

Bedfordshire

1,167

860

781

2,036

2,319

2,467

873

Cambridgeshire

663

490

386

2,940

3,316

3,176

881

Essex

2,145

2,023

1,370

7,115

7,826

8,551

919

Hertfordshire

1,176

981

1,214

7,549

8,091

7,378

821

Luton

113

224

391

2,224

1,976

1,783

926

Norfolk

1,399

1,221

1,155

2,791

3,633

3,875

874

Peterborough

197

220

158

1,417

1,464

1,540

882

Southend-on-Sea

198

220

88

1,275

1,133

1,275

935

Suffolk

1,362

1,209

1,258

2,772

2,896

3,010

883

Thurrock

289

229

242

1,136

1,032

1,289

London

8,220

8,470

8,090

60,420

58,060

59,340

Inner London

3,610

3,580

3,620

19,710

18,490

18,970

202

Camden

116

47

135

1,120

1,060

1,078

201

City of London

0

0

0

30

0

30

204

Hackney

330

277

381

1,267

1,492

1,325

205

Hammersmith and Fulham

48

43

89

892

1,004

779

309

Haringey

185

513

430

2,353

1,777

2,026

206

Islington

347

184

261

927

1,046

1,098

207

Kensington and Chelsea

112

96

113

571

447

514

208

Lambeth

299

361

287

1,933

1,590

1,820

209

Lewisham

324

536

287

1,935

1,522

1,860

316

Newham

457

265

322

2,686

2,719

2,926

210

Southwark

653

648

590

1,716

1,682

1,616

211

Tower Hamlets

250

246

240

1,996

1,782

1,745

212

Wandsworth

359

222

400

1,371

1,525

1,384

213

Westminster

130

137

88

914

841

768

Outer London

4,610

4,890

4,460

40,710

39,570

40,370

301

Barking and Dagenham

152

157

528

2,155

2,152

1,590

302

Barnet

246

248

197

2,631

2,428

2,601

303

Bexley

248

204

159

1,966

2,069

2,280

304

Brent

136

289

47

2,463

2,128

2,551

305

Bromley

268

362

194

2,550

2,325

2,646

306

Croydon

365

292

319

2,934

3,085

3,244

307

Ealing

270

293

255

2,968

2,598

2,549

308

Enfield

43

207

168

2,923

2,983

2,946

203

Greenwich

420

620

497

1,751

1,594

1,596

310

Harrow

211

455

427

1,898

1,598

1,657

311

Havering

376

201

231

1,596

1,735

1,772

312

Hillingdon

598

513

269

2,019

2,123

2,327

313

Hounslow

320

345

276

1,889

1,801

1,620

314

Kingston upon Thames

176

47

110

1,069

1,248

1,191

315

Merton

332

297

292

1,415

1,436

1,371

317

Redbridge

85

0

24

2,752

2,719

2,696

318

Richmond upon Thames

135

116

200

1,634

1,424

1,439

319

Sutton

164

175

156

1,431

1,534

1,699

320

Waltham Forest

69

69

114

2,669

2,588

2,594

South East

10,790

10,790

8,440

49,100

51,410

55,030

867

Bracknell Forest

111

142

183

799

817

786

846

Brighton and Hove

285

360

337

1,833

1,781

1,699

825

Buckinghamshire

611

800

749

3,313

3,249

3,507

845

East Sussex

424

421

214

2,491

2,544

3,063

850

Hampshire

1,661

1,601

1,018

7,138

7,773

8,074

921

Isle of Wight

369

138

175

361

509

719

886

Kent

1,543

1,506

1,314

9,198

9,479

9,500

887

Medway

584

622

491

1,707

1,676

1,957

826

Milton Keynes

492

387

241

1,446

1,826

1,966

931

Oxfordshire

1,068

1,119

703

2,650

2,763

2,883

851

Portsmouth

360

348

134

1,044

1,048

1,270

870

Reading

213

135

172

820

1,003

836

871

Slough

177

66

271

1,218

1,250

1,091

852

Southampton

177

491

192

1,500

1,308

1,672

936

Surrey

1,251

1,267

999

7,135

7,334

8,257

869

West Berkshire

173

202

302

806

846

786

938

West Sussex

854

693

694

4,035

4,557

5,176

868

Windsor and Maidenhead

115

114

46

589

580

621

872

Wokingham

317

377

207

1,016

1,062

1,164

South West

5,190

6,440

5,320

23,390

24,000

25,570

800

Bath and North East Somerset

91

221

179

970

767

969

837

Bournemouth

205

111

141

994

1,040

1,170

801

Bristol, City of

442

585

537

2,391

2,466

2,239

908

Cornwall

422

574

385

1,972

2,016

2,548

878

Devon

737

994

748

2,267

2,719

2,630

835

Dorset

646

626

480

1,823

1,827

2,039

916

Gloucestershire

393

519

680

2,811

2,638

2,662

420

Isles of Scilly

0

0

20

0

0

0

802

North Somerset

115

314

181

1,401

1,148

1,315

879

Plymouth

469

415

224

1,201

1,362

1,367

836

Poole

68

137

0

1,050

965

1,185

933

Somerset

427

362

500

1,674

2,008

2,038

803

South Gloucestershire

248

382

458

1,487

1,505

1,590

866

Swindon

270

426

309

1,173

1,172

1,221

880

Torbay

107

156

64

811

616

890

865

Wiltshire

545

622

412

1,366

1,748

1,710

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Classes as taught during a single selected period on the day of the Census in January.

Note:

National and regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census