Rolls run out of new recruits;In brief;News;News amp; Opinion
Secondary numbers will drop from 313,200 to 292,400 assuming staying-on rates remain the same. If more pupils stay on beyond 16, however, the figure will be just 2 per cent.
The problem of keeping early years class sizes below 30 will diminish over the 10 years as primary 1 numbers fall from 60,700 to 54,100. Rolls in S1 will go down from 60,900 to 54,400.