§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children aged between five and seven in Warrington North(a) were taught in classes of more than 30 in 1997 and (b) are currently in classes of more than 30. 956W
§ Mr. Stephen Twigg
The requested information is given in the table.
Maintained primary schools1: Key Stage 1 classes taught by one teacher Warrington North2 Key Stage 1 Classes3,4 Position in January each year 1997 and 2003 1997 20035 Average class size 27.5 24.7 Number of pupils 4,239 3,728 Number of pupils in classes with over 30 pupils 1,445 0 Percentage of pupils in classes with over 30 pupils 34.1 0.0 Number of classes 154 151 Number of classes with over 30 pupils 44 0 Percentage of classes with over 30 pupils 28.6 0.0 1Includes middle deemed schools. 2The boundaries for each area are for the year in question. Figures have not been adjusted to take into account of any boundary changes. 3Classes as taught by one teacher. 4Classes as taught during one selected period in each school on the day of the Census in January. 5Includes Reception classes to produce a coverage as close as possible to previous years. Source: Annual Schools' Census