Class Sizes

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 4th July 2007.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Shadow Secretary of State

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the relationship between class size and pupil achievement at (a) Key Stage 1, (b) Key Stage 2 and (c) Key Stage 3.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

There is evidence that smaller classes result in an increase in attainment at Key Stage 1, particularly in literacy and maths in the reception year. However the situation is more complex for other age groups. For Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 there is no clear evidence that points towards a similar link between smaller classes and pupils' achievement.

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