Bigger classes

Tes Editorial

With only 4.3 per cent of its primary-age pupils in classes of more than 30 children, Haringey scored very well in your league table compared to other parts of the country (TES, September 8). However, this figure relates to January 1994. By January 1995 it was 6.3 per cent and by January 1996 it is expected to reach 7.7 per cent nearly double in two years. So, currently there are about 1,300 pupils in the London borough in class sizes over 30.

If this rate of increase is reflected elsewhere, then your average for England of 28.2 per cent pupils in classes of more than 30 for January 1994 will also significantly understate how even more overcrowded our schools have since become. Yet another reason to join the demonstration on September 30.

ANDY HIGGINBOTTOM Haringey Fight Against the Cuts in Education 39 Keston Road Haringey London N17

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