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Teacher-Pupil Ratio

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish figures in the Official Report showing the pupil-teacher ratios for each of the education authorities within the Greater Manchester area for primary and secondary schools, and for primary and secondary schools in educational priority areas for the most recent year for which figures are available and for the two preceding years.

In January 1974, the latest year for which figures are available, the ratios were as follows:

PUPIL-QUALIFIED TEACHER RATIOS IN MAINTAINED SCHOOLS IN THE METROPOLITAN COUNTY OF GREATER MANCHESTER
Local Education AuthorityPrimary schoolsSecondary schoolsPrimary and secondary schools together
Bolton27·316·922·2
Bury26·117·422·0
Manchester25·016·520·6
Oldham27·418·323·1
Rochdale26·016·6*20·9*
Salford27·317·722·4
Stockport27·517·622·5
Tameside26·318·422·5
Trafford25·917·421·7
Wigan25·517·2*21·3*
* Including middle schools deemed secondary.
The above figures relate to the metropolitan districts which came into existance on 1st April 1974 but comparable figures are not available for earlier years. I regret that separate information in respect of educational priority areas is also not available.