Secondary schools are too big
This is a repeat of an old blog post of mine, from about three years ago, I think, in which I agreed with Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator, that the expansion of secondary schools in the 1970s and again from 1990 to 2005 was an educational and social disaster.
These figures, “Average size of UK maintained schools 1950-“, go up to 2010, and say that new figures will be available in April this year.
Secondary schools have expanded from an average size of 300 pupils in 1950 to nearly 1,000 now. The trend seems to have turned downwards, but if anyone can tell me what the dashed line represents, I’d be grateful.Tagged in: fraser nelson, michael gove, public service reform, schools, schools reform
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