HC Deb 26 May 1994 vol 244 c312W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children under the age of five years were attending on(a) a full-time basis and (b) a part-time basis (i) nursery classes, (ii) nursery schools or (iii) reception classes in primary school on the latest date for which information is available.

Mr. Robin Squire

The number of full-time and part-time pupils under five in maintained nursery and primary schools in England in January 1993 is shown in the table.

Pupils under five being attending maintained nursery and primary school in England—January 1993
Full-time Part-time
Nursery Schools 9,461 43,527
Primary Schools
Nursery Classes 27,307 259,619
Infant Classes 289,481 26,798