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Class sizes in primary schools

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  • Release date: 29 November 2011
  • Period covered: September 2011
An annual report on the number of pupils in infant and junior classes.

Key points

Infant classes

  • 3.8 per cent of pupils (3,882 pupils) were in infant classes of over 30 pupils. This has risen from around 3 per cent in 2010.
  • 122 infant classes (3.0 per cent) in Wales had more than 30 pupils, with 105 of these classes having permissible exceptions. This is more than at September 2010 when 97 classes (2.4 per cent) had over 30 pupils, of which 85 had permissible exceptions.

Junior classes

  • 6.6 per cent of pupils (8,175 pupils) were in junior classes of over 30 pupils.
  • 257 junior classes (5.1 per cent) in Wales had more than 30 pupils, with 153 of these classes having permissible exceptions. This is more than at September 2010 when 236 classes (4.7 per cent) had over 30 pupils, of which 135 had permissible exceptions.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5059
Email: school.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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