asked the President of the Board of Education if he will give figures bringing up to date the information given in his reply of 22nd January, 1931, regarding the size of classes in public elementary schools and grant-aided secondary schools?
§ Sir D. MACLEAN
The information is as follows:1059W
England and Wales Public Elementary Schools maintained by Local Education Authorities. Number of Classes with Number of Pupils on Register on 31st March, 1931. Average Size of class. Not over 40. Over 40 but not over 50. Over 50 but not over 60. Over 60. Total. 92,336 51,155 8,504 67 152,062 36
Secondary Schools on the Grant List as at 1st October 1931. Number of Classes containing— Average size of Class. Over 30 pupils but not over 35. Over 35* pupils. 4,339 155 24.2 * Particulars are not available of the number of Classes over 40 (if any) which are included in this figure.