LARGE primary school class sizes are driving inequality in Fife, a Labour MSP has claimed.

Alex Rowley claimed that a Freedom of Information request showed that the number of primary class sizes with more than 25 and 30 pupils per classroom was shockingly high in Fife.

Fife Council figures show local schools have 412 primary classes with more than 25 pupils per classroom and 136 primary classes with 30-plus children in them in the current academic year.

The Fife politician has now raised a motion in the Scottish Parliament highlighting increasing class sizes, which he claims is one of the major drivers in inequality of education, and insisting that a reduction in class sizes would help education recovery.

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