Class Sizes: Enfield North

Department for Education written question – answered at on 26 September 2023.

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Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of classes exceed 30 pupils in (a) primary and (b) secondary state schools in Enfield North constituency; and what information her Department holds on those figures for private schools in that constituency.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The department publishes figures on class sizes for state-funded primary and secondary schools in England. The most recent figures are for January 2023 and can be found here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-pupils-and-their-characteristics.

Despite an increase of more than a million pupils in state-funded primary and secondary schools since 2010, at secondary level, average class sizes remain low at only 22.4 pupils, whilst the average primary class has remained broadly stable at 26.7 pupils.

The average class size in Enfield North constituency is 27.1 in state-funded primary schools, and 22.9 in state-funded secondary schools.

5.8% of state-funded primary school classes and 12.4% of state-funded secondary school classes in Enfield North constituency had more than thirty pupils in them, compared to 10.4% and 10.2% in England. Nationally, the vast majority of pupils in classes over 30 are in classes of 31 or 32.

The department does not collect information on class sizes in independent schools

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