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Pupil-Teacher Ratios

Volume 981: debated on Friday 28 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what was the pupil to teacher ratio in maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools for each local education authority for each of the years 1974 to 1979;(2) what was the pupil to teacher ratio in maintained nursery schools for each local education authority for each of the years 1974 to 1979.

[pursuant to his reply, 18 March 1980, c. 162]: The information is as follows:

January of each year

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

Enfield:
Nursery
Primary26·726·627·026·725·8
Secondary17·917·817·517·617·3
Haringey:
Nursery23·021·118·819·216·3
Primary24·924·523·423·322·5
Secondary16·716·616·216·416·3
Harrow:
Nursery19·419·322·517·916·8
Primary24·323·723·823·723·3
Secondary16·415·015·015·014·8
Havering:
Nursery
Primary26·025·325·625·725·2
Secondary18·017·817·517·417·3
Hillingdon:
Nursery18·016·316·316·114·3
Primary23·823·023·823·623·2
Secondary17·216·916·916·716·3
Hounslow:
Nursery10·7
Primary23·222·322·522·722·4
Secondary16·416·216·416·115·7
Kingston upon Thames:
Nursery16·515·214·815·517·0
Primary23·622·822·622·622·3
Secondary16·115·916·015·916·4
Merton:
Nursery20·220·819·720·920·8
Primary24·823·723·423·122·5
Secondary19·118·718·518·417·9
Newham:
Nursery25·525·620·319·718·3
Primary26·326·825·623·422·6
Secondary18·618·717·516·916·6
Redbridge:
Nursery
Primary25·925·925·625·624·7
Secondary17·217·517·117·617·4
Richmond upon Thames:
Nursery17·914·014·712·312·1
Primary24·524·124·623·323·4
Secondary15·716·116·816·718·2
Sutton:
Nursery20·014·917·017·117·4
Primary26·825·526·326·325·5
Secondary17·617·117·317·317·2
Waltham Forest:
Nursery21·618·417·518·114·8
Primary25·625·324·423·722·8
Secondary15·915·115·115·014·8
Inner London:
Nursery20·218·819·719·919·5
Primary21·720·419·919·619·2
Secondary15·915·815·615·415·1
METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS
WEST MIDLANDS
Birmingham:
Nursery21·022·121·420·220·9
Primary25·725·324·624·424·2
Secondary17·316·916·616·516·6
Coventry:
Nursery23·826·325·125·426·2
Primary25·524·724·824·524·2
Secondary18·017·216·516·416·2
Dudley:
Nursery31·934·038·232·730·1
Primary27·026·427·227·026·9
Secondary17·717·517·317·418·0
Sand well:
Nurseryn.a.23·523·620·620·6
Primary27·227·226·725·925·4
Secondary18·117·416·916·516·3

January of each year

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

Solihull:
Nursery
Primary25·925·325·325·324·8
Secondary17·616·216·216·816·5
Walsall:
Nursery33·633·837·535·545·7
Primary25·925·124·125·024·2
Secondary17·517·016·415·816·1
Wolverhampton:
Nursery23·422·923·423·321·8
Primary24·824·624·322·922·1
Secondary17·117·116·416·416·1
MERSEYSIDE
Knowsley:
Nursery
Primary24·524·224·024·623·9
Secondary17·617·016·616·916·7
Liverpool:
Nursery21·625·425·525·625·9
Primary23·622·022·122·422·1
Secondary17·917·116·816·816·6
St. Helens:
Nursery20·321·820·020·820·0
Primary26·225·424·624·524·3
Secondary17·917·316·816·716·5
Sefton:
Nursery19·819·319·119·219·5
Primary25·325·125·324·825·1
Secondary18·117·717·917·917·5
Wirral:
Nursery18·115·917·717·617·7
Primary25·725·525·225·224·9
Secondary17·917·517·717·617·4
GREATER MANCHESTER
Bolton:
Nursery21·621·419·020·421·4
Primary27·326·325·726·125·7
Secondary16·916·616·817·016·9
Bury:
Nursery20·719·522·122·623·9
Primary26·125·924·424·124·0
Secondary17·417·617·217·016·7
Manchester:
Nursery44·840·338·735·730·8
Primary25·024·323·623·723·5
Secondary16·516·416·115·915·6
Oldham:
Nursery29·528·122·920·620·6
Primary27·425·624·825·626·0
Secondary18·318·017·017·717·8
Rochdale:
Nursery30·924·923·224·223·9
Primary26·025·124·424·423·7
Secondary16·616·616·015·915·7
Salford:
Nursery28·426·224·824·924·9
Primary27·326·925·725·424·4
Secondary17·717·316·716·616·1
Stockport:
Nursery31·632·729·526·426·6
Primary27·527·027·026·926·9
Secondary17·617·017·117·217·2
Tameside:
Nursery18·219·918·719·719·9
Primary26·325·324·424·224·5
Secondary18·418·616·916·516·8
Trafford:
Nursery20·019·820·020·020·0
Primary25·925·123·122·022·0
Secondary17·417·017·016·716·7
Wigan:
Nursery19·617·317·517·519·6
Primary25·525·124·524·223·6
Secondary17·217·116·616·516·2

January of each year

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Barnsiey:
Nursery40·028·329·929·224·0
Primary25·424·825·025·124·7
Secondary17·917·517·117·317·2
Doncaster:
Nursery
Primary24·223·723·022·523·0
Secondary17·817·617·217·116·9
Rotherham:
Nursery18·818·219·719·319·3
Primary25·324·724·324·524·3
Secondary17·917·617·517·317·2
Sheffield:
Nursery23·820·717·217·417·3
Primary23·322·722·822·522·3
Secondary16·917·016·916·716·5
WEST YORKSHIRE
Bradford:
Nursery16·914·916·816·718·3
Primary22·421·221·921·320·8
Secondary17·717·417·917·917·6
Calderdale:
Nursery33·031·132·031·330·8
Primary24·024·024·324·624·8
Secondary17·417·117·617·717·9
Kirklees:
Nurseryn.a.26·129·425·720·7
Primary24·423·623·923·723·8
Secondary17·917·717·617·917·9
Leeds:
Nursery27·323·423·523·423·6
Primary26·025·925·125·125·0
Secondary18·918·618·518·318·1
Wakefield:
Nursery26·620·221·021·320·5
Primary25·224·823·823·423·5
Secondary18·418·117·917·918·0
TYNE AND WEAR
Gateshead:
Nursery19·419·018·518·018·4
Primary24·323·623·222·421·9
Secondary18·817·517·016·816·7
Newcastle-upon-Tyne:
Nursery15·113·213·814·115·9
Primary24·421·519·919·418·7
Secondary18·316·615·815·515·0
North Tyneside:
Nursery25·524·022·020·322·1
Primary24·023·122·623·422·5
Secondary17·317·416·716·816·6
South Tyneside:
Nursery19·820·119·618·318·4
Primary24·323·222·421·821·2
Secondary18·217·817·116·916·5
Sunderland:
Nursery20·020·020·019·319·4
Primary26·025·125·325·424·7
Secondary17·817·117·017·116·8
NON-METROPOLITAN COUNTIES
Isles of Scilly:
Nursery
Primary16·716·816·515·616·3
Secondary11·110·811·612·111·5
Avon:
Nursery22·122·022·221·921·8
Primary25·325·024·624·624·6
Secondary17·216·916·816·817·0
Bedfordshire:
Nursery17·217·216·015·216·5
Primary23·122·221·521·721·9
Secondary17·417·016·516·516·9

January of each year

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

Berkshire:
Nursery28·927·424·420·219·2
Primary24·823·923·824·224·1
Secondary16·916·816·816·916·8
Buckinghamshire:
Nursery27·528·433·434·035·1
Primary23·323·324·224·424·6
Secondary15·916·216·516·616·8
Cambridgeshire:
Nursery18·819·118·919·118·9
Primary24·424·124·224·023·9
Secondary17·317·016·916·416·8
Cheshire:
Nursery18·718·718·118·919·5
Primary25·324·324·124·124·0
Secondary18·217·517·517·517·4
Cleveland:
Nursery19·920·120·018·817·2
Primary25·624·624·724·323·8
Secondary18·017·818·318·117·8
Cornwall:
Nursery15·318·121·717·616·6
Primary26·726·025·425·124·6
Secondary17·817·417·317·317·1
Cumbria:
Nursery17·818·417·818·117·5
Primary24·123·322·723·223·2
Secondary16·616·416·216·616·6
Derbyshire:
Nursery21·321·417·319·419·7
Primary25·424·824·524·424·2
Secondary18·117·717·617·817·6
Devon:
Nursery23·515·320·020·821·8
Primary26·025·525·224·724·7
Secondary18·317·817·817·918·0
Dorset:
Nursery
Primary25·224·624·124·123·9
Secondary17·717·317·417·617·7
Durham:
Nursery20·920·520·720·721·2
Primary23·622·722·021·821·7
Secondary17·917·417·016·916·8
East Sussex:
Nursery23·823·823·421·718·0
Primary24·724·023·924·023·7
Secondary17·317·217·317·617·3
Essex:
Nursery26·927·127·427·327·1
Primary27·526·926·026·025·8
Secondary18·318·017·817·917·8
Gloucestershire:
Nursery19·019·018·8
Primary25·024·223·824·023·6
Secondary18·317·817·617·617·5
Hampshire:
Nursery23·620·825·826·921·4
Primary25·524·825·125·124·9
Secondary17·217·016·716·816·8
Hereford and Worcester:
Nursery20·020·020·020·020·0
Primary25·425·125·225·124·7
Secondary17·617·317·617·717·8
Hertfordshire:
Nursery26026·825·123·622·3
Primary23·322·923·123·022·8
Secondary16·116·016·116·116·2
Humberside:
Nursery26·122·721·023·023·3
Primary24·723·822·822·622·5
Secondary17·717·317·016·916·9
Isle of Wight:
Nursery

January each year

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

Primary25·424·324·123·724·0
Secondary18·919·119·519·519·3
Kent:
Nursery20·020·318·516·818·4
Primary26·025·625·525·024·7
Secondary18·018·218·218·017·9
Lancashire:
Nursery22·222·522·021·421·6
Primary26·025·425·025·224·5
Secondary17·317·216·916·916·8
Leicestershire:
Nursery6·022·522·023·524·0
Primary25·224·524·424·224·0
Secondary17·416·917·116·816·6
Lincolnshire:
Nursery29·422·321·221·321·9
Primary24·624·824·925·424·1
Secondary17·017·117·017·317·1
Norfolk:
Nursery21·119·619·320·420·2
Primary23·522·923·023·022·9
Secondary18·418·318·218·117·9
North Yorkshire:
Nursery27·526·326·623·623·0
Primary23·924·023·323·022·7
Secondary17·617·317·016·916·9
Northamptonshire:
Nursery23·222·019·320·921·1
Primary26·025·024·924·724·7
Secondary17·717·317·217·117·1
Northumberland:
Nursery23·017·217·820·5
Primary24·622·923·023·423·7
Secondary18·117·617·517·717·9
Nottinghamshire:
Nursery19·117·316·615·816·9
Primary26·025·224·925·225·1
Secondary17·717·116·817·017·0
Oxfordshire:
Nursery24·322·922·322·723·6
Primary24·724·524·023·524·5
Secondary17·717·617·117·418·3
Salop:
Nursery20·019·619·920·020·0
Primary24·724·524·424·323·9
Secondary17·017·016·917·117·0
Somerset:
Nursery20·020·320·320·518·5
Primary25·925·425·125·024·8
Secondary18·318·718·518·718·6
Staffordshire:
Nursery26·226·426·625·925·8
Primary25·424·924·224·223·8
Secondary17·517·317·017·116·9
Suffolk:
Nursery21·120·520·620·119·4
Primary24·824·224·224·023·8
Secondary18·318·018·118·318·1
Surrey:
Nursery19·817·813·814·413·8
Primary22·721·621·522·422·2
Secondary16·616·115·916·216·2
Warwickshire:
Nursery19·118·919·319·319·0
Primary25·024·324·123·923·7
Secondary16·916·916·917·117·1

January of each year

1914

1975

1976

1977

1978

West Sussex:
Nursery19·219·118·519·120·0
Primary25·625·325·124·824·7
Secondary17·717·918·018·118·2
Wiltshire:
Nursery
Primary24·624·424·924·424·1
Secondary18·017·817·918·017·9
England:
Nursery22·521·621·120·820·7
Primary24·924·224·023·923·6
Secondary17·517·217·017·016·9

NOTES:

1. Primary and secondary schools include middle schools as deemed. Primary schools include immigrant centres. Secondary schools exclude tertiary colleges.

2. For 1974 ratios shown have been adjusted to take account of the reorganisation of local government in April 1974. Where "na" is shown there is insufficient information available to provide an adjusted ratio.

3. Ratios for nursery schools are based on qualified teachers, as for primary and secondary schools. Other teaching and nursery staff are excluded here.