Class Sizes

Education and Skills written question – answered on 1st September 2004.

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Photo of Mr Parmjit Gill Mr Parmjit Gill Liberal Democrat, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size in Leicester, South for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was in each year since 1997.

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

The requested information is given in the table.

Maintained primary and secondary schools(32): Average size of classes taught by one teacher(33)—Position in January each year 1997 to 2004 (Provisional v2)
Leicester South Parliamentary Constituency(34)
Primary Secondary
Number of pupils Number of classes Average class size Number of pupils Number of classes Average class size
1997 8,760 320 27.0 3,680 150 24.2
1998 8,750 310 28.0 3,880 160 24.3
1999 8,410 310 27.1 3,910 160 24.0
2000 8,190 310 26.9 3,960 160 24.6
2001 8,490 320 26.3 3,920 160 24.7
2002 8,890 340 26.4 4,070 160 25.3
2003 8,720 330 26.3 4,050 160 24.8
2004(35) 8,560 320 26.4 4,060 160 25.4

(32) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(33) Classes as taught during the one selected period in each school on the day of the census in January.

(34) Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

(35) Provisional.

Source:

Annual Schools Census

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