HC Deb 13 June 2003 vol 406 cc206-7W
Mr. Lepper

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children were in classes of 31 or more in infant schools or infant classes in primary schools in Brighton and Hove in each year since 1996–97. [114698]

Mr. Miliband

The information requested is shown in the table.

Maintained primary schools: Key Stage 1 class sizes taught by one teacher—Position in January each year
Year Number of pupils in classes of 31 or more
19971 10,130
19982 3,422
19992 2,811
20002 2,262
20012 408
20022 0
20032,3 0
1Before Local Government Re-organisation. Prior to 1998 Brighton and Hove was included with East Sussex.
2 After Local Government Re-organisation. Figures from 1998 onwards are not directly comparable to those for 1997.
3 Provisional. Final figures will be published in September 2003.


Annual Schools Census