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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the latest pupil-teacher ratio for England, excluding head teachers.

The overall pupil-teacher ratio in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in January 1984 was 17·9. If head teachers are excluded, exceptionally, from the calculation it is estimated that a ratio of 19·1 is produced for January 1984.