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Class Sizes: Hertfordshire

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size was for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Dacorum (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available. (289441)

The information requested is shown in the table.

Average class size1 of primary and secondary schools, 1997 and 2009, Dacorum

Primary2

Secondary2, 3

Number of pupils

Number of classes

Average class size

Number of pupils

Number of classes

Average class size

1997

11,440

417

27.4

7,910

390

20.3

2009

10,650

399

26.7

9,120

455

20.1

1 One teacher classes as taught during a single selected period in each school on the day of the census in January.

2 Includes middle schools as deemed.

3 Includes CTCs and academies.

Note:

Pupil numbers rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census.