HC Deb 23 November 1945 vol 416 c863W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education, what is her estimate of the number of new teachers which will be required to warrant the raising of the school-leaving age, with due regard to limiting the number in a class to the figure 30 laid down in the S.'R. & O., May, 1945.

Miss Wilkinson

It is estimated that 13,000 additional teachers will be required when the compulsory school age is raised to 15 on the basis of one teacher for each 30 children in the extra age group. A further 20,000 teachers will, it is estimated, be required to reduce all classes to a maximum of 30 for senior pupils and 40 for junior pupils.