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One-Teacher Schools

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many one-teacher schools there are in the United Kingdom; and what are the figures for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, respectively.

In January 1979, the latest date for which information is available, 156 maintained primary schools and no maintained secondary schools in England had only one full-time teacher. Statistical information for schools in the other three countries comprising the United Kingdom is the responsibility of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.