HC Deb 24 July 1978 vol 954 cc595-6W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average class size in primary schools in Cumbria (a) for all schools and (b) for schools in educational priority areas.

Miss Margaret Jackson

In January 1977, the latest date for which the information is available, the average size of a registered class in maintained primary schools in Cumbria was 27.6 pupils. Statistics for areas smaller than local education authorities are not normally compiled by my Department and figures are not, therefore, readily available for educational priority areas.