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Scottish Labour MSP for North East Scotland

Only 1 class in Broughty Ferry primaries at target level , says MSP

02 October 2009

Marlyn Glen MSP has released Dundee City Council information showing that only 1 class in all of the Primary 1- 3 classes in Broughty Ferry schools has 18 or less pupils in it.

18 or less pupils is the target set by the Scottish Government for its flagship policy on class sizes for all P1-P3 classes by 2011.

Ms. Glen said,

” With just under two years to go in this Parliament, only one class in either Barnhill , Eastern or Forthill has 18 or fewer pupils.

“Many are significantly larger in number than 18.

“The Scottish Government has now indicated that it intends legislate to cap classes sizes in Primary 1 at a maximum of 25 pupils; in effect abandoning their promise of 18 pupils in each P1-P3 class in two years’ time.”

Class sizes

Barnhill

Primary one classes : number of pupils – 34, 23
Primary two classes: number of pupils – 29, 30
Primary three classes : number of pupils – 30, 29.

Eastern

Primary one classes : number of pupils – 18, 20
Primary two classes: number of pupils – 21, 20
Primary three class number of pupils – 29.

Forthill

Primary one classes : number of pupils – 23, 24, 24
Primary two classes : number of pupils – 26, 24, 25
Primary three classes : number of pupils – 29, 26.

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