§ Ms Estelle Morris
The average size of sixth form classes in England is 10.7 and in Norfolk is 10.2. The size of classes in the rest of the United Kingdom is a matter for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland and for Wales.
The Department has issued no guidance on the optimum size of sixth form classes. In deciding what courses to offer in their sixth forms, schools must weigh up issues such as quality of provision, demand for particular courses, breadth of curricular choices accessible to students across the area, cost effectiveness and financial implications for the school as a whole.