UK School Has 20 Sets Of Twins

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I swear that there is something in the water in the UK. Last week I reported on a Kindergarten class that has 9 sets of twins and 1 set of triplets. A few months before that I wrote about the class that had 5 sets of twins.

Today I read in the Dailymail that Grange School in Hartford, near Northwich has 20 sets of twins in attendance, including four pairs who registered this month.

Staff at the school say the situation makes taking attendance a little bit harder.

But teachers have built up so much experience in tackling the challenge of teaching identical siblings that the school now specialises in looking after them.

Roughly one in 28 of those attending the 1,140-pupil school is a twin. Fees at the school start at £6,060 per year for the junior school but there is a ten per cent discount for siblings.

Ariel Leese-Jones, whose four-year-old girls Athena and Bianca have just started at the school, said her daughters felt more comfortable with so many other twins in the playground.

There has been a steady increase in multiple births across the country, which has been attributed to fertility treatments such as IVF. Around 1 in 34 babies born today is a twin, compared with one in 52 in 1980.

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