Pupils increasingly ‘crammed’ into overcrowded classrooms, Labour says

Analysis of overcrowding in English primary schools, published by the Labour Party, suggests that more than a half of million pupils are being taught in super-size classes.

The research reveals that more than 500,000 children are now being taught in super-size classes and that 39,000 primary pupils are in classes with over 36 other children.

The figures show that the South East and North West are the two most concerning areas, with more than 90,000 primary pupils in classes of over 30.

Mike Kane, shadow schools minister, commented: “The number of pupils being taught in super-sized classes is skyrocketing while schools face the first real terms cuts to their budgets in a generation.

“This situation is unsustainable.”

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