HC Deb 25 November 1926 vol 200 cc561-2W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether there are any districts where the local education authority has restricted the number of children in classes in the primary schools to not more than 40 in each class; and what steps the Board are taking to secure the reduction of the size of classes in primary schools to the same number of pupils as are authorised for classes in the secondary schools?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, the immediate aim of the Board is that set forth in Circular 1325, issued by the right hon. Member for Central Newcastle (Mr. Trevelyan) in 1924, i.e., the elimination of classes of over 50 children and the reduction to 40 children of classes for pupils over the age of 11 years.