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Bournemouth Schools

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many new school places, primary or secondary, became available as a result of new construction in Bournemouth in each year between 1960 and 1974.

The numbers of new school places which became available are listed in the following table:

Year taken into usePrimarySecondaryTotals
(1)(2)(3)(4)
1960810810
1961280280
1962420420
1963
1964160160
1965
1966
196740180220
1968680680
1969280280
1970200600800
19714040
1972440330770
1973115180295
197440750790
Totals2,2753,2705,545
The figures include places provided in permanent or temporary construction, and a small number, not separately identifiable in some years, of replacement or remodelled places.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the pupil-teacher ratio in primary schools and secondary schools in Bournemouth on some convenient date in each of the years 1960, 1965, 1970 and at the latest convenient date for which figures are available.

The information is as follows:

PUPIL-TEACHER RATIOS IN MAINTAINED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BOURNEMOUTH
January 1960
Primary schools31·8
Secondary schools24·2
January 1965
Primary schools28·8
Secondary schools22·5
January 1970
Primary schools28·6
Secondary schools17·1
January 1974
Primary schools25·0
Secondary schools17·2
NOTE:i. The primary school figure for 1960 is based on full time teaching staff only; the figures for later years are based on numbers that include an allowance for the full-time equivalent of part-time teachers.ii. For 1974 the ratios relate pupil numbers only to the qualified teachers.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools, primary and secondary, there were in use in Bournemouth on some convenient date in each of the following years 1960, 1965, 1970 and at the latest convenient date for which figures are available; and how many pupils there were at those schools on each of those dates.

The information is as follows:

MAINTAINED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BOURNEMOUTH
Number of schoolsNumber of full-time pupils
January 1960—
Primary schools329,032
Secondary schools137,748
January 1965—
Primary schools319,560
Secondary schools137,067
January 1970—
Primary schools3210,506
Secondary schools127,259
January 1974—
Primary schools3210,763
Secondary schools128,471

Note: Part-time pupils in primary school numbered 26 in January 1970 and 248 in January 1974. No corresponding figures are available for the earlier years.