20% of primary classes fit to burst

29th October 2010 at 01:00

Increasing numbers of primary schools are suffering from overcrowded classrooms, Government statistics have revealed. One in five (20.3 per cent) state primaries, 3,444 in total, are full or have more pupils than they are meant to cater for, according to figures published by the Department for Education. The numbers have risen from last year, when just under one in five (19.8 per cent), some 3,376 primaries, were full.

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