HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 c294W
Mr. Hepburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the average size of classes in primary schools in(a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) South Tyneside at the most recent date for which figures are available. [22666]

John Healey

The available information is shown in the table:

Average class size in maintained primary schools: all classes
January 2001 Average class size
South Tyneside 25.7
North East 25.9
England 26.8
Wales 24.8
Scotland 24.4
Northern Ireland 23.9