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Secondary Education: Class Sizes

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL11251, tabled on 8 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce (1) minimum, and (2) average, class size targets for post-16 education providers.

Answered on

21 December 2020

We welcome the Association of College’s recent report on post-16 provision, 'The impact of competition in post-16 education & training', and note the proposals for longer-term reform to the sector, including class size targets, a single commissioning and regulatory process, and education hubs.

We will set out our future plans for post-16 education providers in the soon to be published Further Education White Paper.

In developing our proposals for the White Paper, we have engaged extensively with the Association and other representative bodies and look forward to continuing to do so over the coming months. In the meantime, we are most grateful for the work they have done, and we share their commitment to reform to improve post-16 education.