§ Mr. Walden
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what were the average class sizes in(a) state secondary and (b) independent schools in (i) 1979, (ii) 1985 and (iii) 1993.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The average size of single teacher classes in maintained secondary schools in England for the years requested is shown in the table. Information on the size of classes in independent schools is not held centrally.