Class Sizes

Education and Skills written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Mr Peter Pike Mr Peter Pike Labour, Burnley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in Burnley were taught in classes of more than 30 on the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills)

The information requested is shown in the table.

Maintained primary and secondary schools (9): number of pupils in classes of 31 or more pupils taught by one teacher—January 2003
Number of pupils in classes of 31 or more
Burnley parliamentary


Total pupils

all classes


of pupils


of pupils (10)

Maintained Primary 7,651 1,395 18.2
Maintained Secondary 6,272 995 15.9

(9) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(10) Percentage of pupils in those classes expressed as a percentage of pupils in all classes taught by one teacher.


Annual Schools' Census

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