HC Deb 12 November 1996 vol 285 c135W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many three and four-year-olds were in(a) nursery classes in primary schools, (b) nursery schools and (c) reception classes at January 1996. [2756]

Mr. Robin Squire

The available information is shown in the following table:

Pupils aged 3 and 4 in maintained nursery and primary schools in England
Position as at January
Nursery classes in primary schools 312,094
Nursery schools 52,177
Infant classes in primary schools1 344,222
1Includes reception and other classes.