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Teacher-Pupil Ratios

Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list in the Official Report the latest available figures for the average pupil-teacher ratios in infant, junior and secondary schools and in junior colleges, respectively, in Hampshire; and how these ratios compare in each category with the national averages for England.

In January 1976, the latest date for which the information is available, the ratios in maintained schools in Hampshire and in England as a whole were as follows. My Department has no recognised category of "junior colleges".

Maintained schoolsHampshireEngland
Infants24·023·1
Junior*25·724·3
Other primary†24·823·4
All primary†25·124·0
Secondary‡16·717·0§
* Including junior-with-infant.
† Including middle deemed primary.
‡ Including sixth form colleges.
§ Including middle deemed secondary.