SCHOOL At the start of the 2022 school year, the capital had 108,500 pupils in nursery and elementary schools, 4,100 less than the previous school year, already marked by a drop workforce, says the Journal du Dimanche
The number of schoolchildren has still dropped this year in Paris. — FRED DUFOUR/AFP
The trend is always to the decline in enrollment in Parisian schools. At the end of September, the Paris academy thus had 108,500 pupils in the capital's nursery and elementary schools, or 4,100 less than last year, indicates Le Journal du Dimanche, in its current edition. It’s less than’ back to school 2021, with 6,000 fewer Parisian schoolchildren than in the 2019-2020 school year, an unprecedented drop of 5%, France Info reported in October 2021.
< h2>A sharper decline than expected?
On the other hand, 4,100 is more than what the rectorate expected out of 3,000 less Parisian students “only” for this back to school. All the districts of the capital are affected by this drop, continues the JDD. Or almost, because the sixth arrondissement still has a growing workforce… of two students. The numbers are also stable in the 4th arrondissement (-0.1). But elsewhere, çis down, including in the 13th and 17th, “two arrondissements which, given the current real estate programs, should have been reduced. resist,” reacts the rectorate of Paris. It’s in the 1st arrondissement that the drop in numbers is the most marked (-9.3%). This is followed by the 7th (-7.6 %) and the 9th (-7 %).
Decline in the birth rate, reduction in the rental supply and desire for the countryside?
The JDD puts forward several reasons for advancing this drop in enrollment in primary education which, if it is marked with Paris, is true for the whole of France with 58,000 fewer students overall in Paris. back to school 2022, according to the Ministry of National Education. The first is the fall in the birth rate: -0.9% to Paris in 2021 against 0.2 on average in the metropolis. Asked by the weekly, Patrick Bloche, deputy mayor in charge of education, also mentions “the reduction in the private rental supply” in the capital, “due to the development of seasonal rentals, real estate pressure […] or even the desire to go and live in Paris. the campaign that working from home makes possible.