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Class Size of 46 in Cornish School

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 16th November 2012 (Updated 7:05am 16th November 2012)

Pirate FM has learnt some Cornish children are being taught in a class of forty-six.

New figures reveal the true extent of overcrowding in our schools.

At almost a hundred primaries and secondaries from Sennen to Torpoint teachers have taken classes of more than thirty-one pupils.

Legislation brought in back in 1998 limited class sizes for five to seven year olds to just thirty.

Redruth mum Louise said: "I have two at school now. Luckily they have caught up on one of mine who has speech problems so that's great. But I think they do miss out on a lot if it's too crowded."

The council says it will have checked with any schools under its control to find out why class sizes were so large. Among the reasons will have been children moving into the area during the academic year when there were no other classes available nearby or when an independent panel rules that a child was incorrectly refused a place.

The figures are for January this year, the last complete set of statistics available.

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