Census numbers fall

11th June 2010 at 01:00

The number of schools, teachers and pupils in Wales has fallen over the last year, according to new statistics. The schools census 2010 reveals there were 20 fewer local authority-maintained schools, 275 fewer teachers and 2,500 fewer pupils in January this year compared to the same time in 2009. However, over the same period the number of teaching support staff has increased by 1,316, mainly as a result of increased recruitment for the play-led foundation phase.

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