6,000 fewer schoolchildren in Paris in one year

Following the Covid-19 crisis, many Parisian families have left the capital. So much so that schools had to close their doors. According to France Info, the city has 6,000 schoolchildren less than last year, a 5% drop.

Following the health crisis, many Parisians have deserted the capital. The desire to live in the countryside or in the Paris region, in a larger apartment, with an exterior, for example, is one of the reasons that has led to the increase in removals. A change of life which had consequences for the schools of the capital. Indeed, according to France Info who consulted the rectorate of Paris on October 12, the city of Paris has 6,000 fewer schoolchildren than last year, for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a 5% drop in public primary schools. In September 2020, there were 3,700 fewer students. Each year, the city of Paris has on average a drop of 2,500 schoolchildren per year and this for 10 years.

The districts of Paris most affected by the drop in pupils

Generally, all the districts of the capital are affected by the drop in pupils. In total, there are 63 class closings, and 43 openings at the start of the 2021 school year. some arrondissements are more affected, such as the 9th, 10th and 11th arrondissements of Paris.It’s pretty huge, we have never had so many student losses in a year“, specifies the principal of a school of the 20th, which registers 115 pupils this year, against 140 last year. If she sees an opportunity to teach with smaller numbers, in better conditions, she is worried. nevertheless of the future of his school. “We are going to work on the numbers for the start of the new school year, and we will probably have to consider class closures “, she testified.

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