Primary Education: Class Sizes

Department for Education written question – answered on 25th July 2022.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Assistant Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average class size in primary schools was in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London Borough of Bexley, (c) Greater London and (d) England on 4 July 2022.

Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Assistant Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average class size in secondary schools was in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London Borough of Bexley, (c) Greater London and (d) England on 4 July 2022.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Education)

The department does not hold figures on class sizes for dates throughout the year. Class size is recorded annually on the January school census day and is regarded as a representative sample of class size. The figures are published here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-pupils-and-their-characteristics.

The table below shows the average primary and secondary class sizes for the Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, the London Borough of Bexley, Greater London and England and for the 2021/22 academic year.

Location

Class Type

Average class size in the 2021/22 academic year

Bexleyheath and Crayford

Primary

27.9

Secondary

24.4

London Borough of Bexley

Primary

27.5

Secondary

22.3

Greater London

Primary

26.4

Secondary

22.1

England

Primary

26.6

Secondary

23.4

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