HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 cc252-3W
98. Mr. S. Shephard

asked the Minister of Education the present average size of classes in elementary schools; and what increase is anticipated when the school-leaving age is raised.

Miss Wilkinson

The average size of classes in primary and secondary (modern) schools, to which it is assumed that the Question relates, was 34.5 in January, 1946, the latest date for which figures are available. With regard to the second part of the Question, my plans for increasing the number of teachers provide for more than sufficient teachers for the extra age group.