HC Deb 08 March 1923 vol 161 c702
35. Mr. HARRIS

asked the President of the Board of Education the average number of children per class in the provided elementary schools in the County of London: and what was the number recommended by the Board of Education to he aimed at before the War?


The average number of children on the registers per class in provided public elementary schools in London on the 31st. March, 1921 (the latest date for which full figures are at present available) was 44. Before the War the Council had undertaken, in consultation with the Board, to reduce, within 15 years from 1912, the size of classes in public elementary schools throughout their area (by limiting the accommodation of classrooms) to a, maximum of 40 for older children and 48 for infants. The progress of this scheme has been delayed by the War and its consequences.