HC Deb 14 March 1977 vol 928 cc46-7W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list in the Official Report the latest available figures for the average class size in primary and secondary schools, respectively.

Miss Margaret Jackson

In January 1976, the latest date for which the statistics are available, the information was as follows:

Average class sizes in maintained schools in England and Wales
Primary* 29.2
Middle-deemed primary† 28.1
Middle-deemed secondary† 27.7
Secondary† 22.3
* Classes as registered.
† Classes as taught.