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Iceland has best pupil-teacher ratio

Iceland has the fewest pupils per class in elementary school, according to a recent survey by the Eurydice institute that follows the progress of European states in education matters. The average number of pupils in a class of eight-year-olds is 14 in Iceland, although small classes in rural schools may skew the results somewhat and not give an accurate picture of class numbers in most schools in Iceland. At the other end of the scale is Great Britain, in which the average number of children per class is 26.2 in England, 24.2 in Ireland and 23.9 in Scotland. The average for Europe is 19.8 pupils per class.

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