Class Sizes

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd June 2022.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an estimate of the average class size in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Coventry North East constituency, (ii) Coventry, (iii) the West Midlands and (iv) England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, Minister of State (Education)

The department publishes annual figures on average class sizes in state-funded schools in England. The data is from the January school census and is published in ‘schools, pupils and their characteristics’ here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-pupils-and-their-characteristics.

The attachment gives averages for primary and secondary class sizes for schools in Coventry North East from the 2017/18 academic year to the 2021/22 academic year. The department has calculated the figures from the published school level underlying data. The following link is for a table showing comparable figures for Coventry, the West Midlands and England over the same period: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tables/permalink/e65ecbc6-9bbd-419e-8641-0abc370c7508.

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