§ Mrs. Peacock
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what were the average class sizes in(a) primary and (b) secondary schools in 1979–80; and what were the average class sizes for the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The average sizes of single-teacher classes in maintained primary and secondary schools in England in 1980 and 1994 are shown in the table.
Position in January each year Primary Secondary1 1980 25 4 21.0 1994 26.9 21.4 1 Excludes sixth form colleges which ceased to be classified as schools from 1 April 1993.