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Primary And Secondary Schools

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list by local education authority the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools closed since 1979.

Information is not available in precisely the form requested. The table shows, by local education authority, the number of primary and secondary schools approved for closure by me or my predecessors or determined by local education authorities, in the period from August 1980, when the Education Act 1980 came into force, to December 1986.

School Closures
(August 1980—December 1986)
LEAPrimarySecondaryTotal
Avon16218
Barking
Barnet11
Barnsley1111
Bedfordshire16117
Berkshire9817
Bexley235
Birmingham142034
Bolton4610
Bradford88
Brent11
Bromley448
Buckinghamshire15419
Bury336
Calderdale415
Cambridgeshire21223
Cheshire24529
Cleveland15520
Cornwall1212
Coventry8210
Croydon1910
LEAPrimarySecondaryTotal
Cumbria21324
Derbyshire16218
Devon7815
Doncaster77
Dorset9312
Dudley8210
Durham14317
Ealing235
East Sussex66
Enfield145
Essex18119
Gateshead213
Gloucestershire14317
Hampshire39544
Haringey
Harrow22
Havering11
Hereford and Worcester2525
Hertfordshire161026
Hillingdon22
Hounslow
Humberside42446
ILEA91423
Isle of Wight22
Isles of Scilly
Kent11516
Kingston-upon-Thames213
Kirklees9110
Knowsley21416
Lancashire23629
Leeds538
Leicestershire14216
Lincolnshire50151
Liverpool53136
Manchester261440
Merton123
Newcastle upon Tyne347
Newham11
Norfolk57158
North Tyneside314
North Yorkshire25833
Northamptonshire55
Northumberland9211
Nottinghamshire17622
Oldham729
Oxfordshire16622
Redbridge224
Richmond-upon-Thames22
Rochdale213
Rothcrham123
Salford437
Salop17118
Sandwell224
Sefton639
Sheffield13821
Solihull448
Somerset88
South Tyneside11314
Staffordshire35843
St. Helens538
Stockport527
Suffolk1818
Sunderland6511
Surrey18826
Sutton22
Tameside246
Trafford66
Wakefield11112
Walsall33
Waltham Forest189
Warwickshire11213
West Sussex112
Wigan8412
Wiltshire1313
Wirral9716
Wolverhampton415

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish a table showing expenditure per pupil for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools for each local education authority for 1979, 1983 and the latest date for which figures are available.

The information requested is given in the following tables. Where n.a. appears in the 1985–86 column, it means that the Department has not yet received a report of the Authority's actual expenditure in that year.

Net institutional expenditure per pupil
Primary schools
1979–80 £1983–84 £11985–86 £
Barking495815915
Barnet475830930
Bexley420710815
Brent590980n.a.
Bromley435760855
Croydon450745865
Ealing5559751,050
Enfield425705775
Haringey6051,0951,160
Harrow465760875
Havering435740825
Hillingdon460825895
Hounslow500890965
Kingston-upon-Thames450715825
Merton520780n.a.
Newham560950n.a.
Redbridge435745835
Richmond-upon-Thames480800900
Sutton410680750
Waltham Forest490875980
ILEA6951,210n.a.
Birmingham410665745
Coventry440785850
Dudley360650735
Sandwell435765875
Solihull385690755
Walsall415785830
Wolverhampton465815920
Knowsley415770845
Liverpool470830n.a.
St. Helens385675770
Sefton405685740
Wirral400675720
Bolton380640720
Bury415645715
Manchester520785905
Oldham405700815
Rochdale415705795
Salford400725790
Stockport375670740
Tameside405715815
Trafford400685735
Wigan390690785
Barnsley455795865
Doncaster460785870
Rotherham395700800
Sheffield465880980
Bradford455745850
Calderdale410725800
Kirklees390665785
Leeds480720795
Wakefield420765875
Gateshead460805900
Newcastle-upon-Tyne520875930
North Tyneside460780900
South Tyneside490815865
Sunderland440700775
Isles of Scilly6301,0651,210
Avon420700780
Befordshire470745815
Berkshire400690790
Primary schools
1979–80 £1983–84 £11985–86 £
Buckinghamshire410665755
Cambridgeshire400635730
Cheshire400680760
Cleveland430710795
Cornwall370640710
Cumbria405715775
Derbyshire395690780
Devon390645725
Dorset400685770
Durham440715825
East Sussex415690760
Essex380645730
Gloucestershire400660740
Hampshire380645730
Hereford and Worcester385640745
Hertfordshire440695780
Humberside415775865
Isle of Wight415695730
Kent375620695
Lancashire365635720
Leicestershire400725805
Lincolnshire385635720
Norfolk410680760
North Yorkshire420705775
Northamptonshire380670740
Northumberland420690755
Nottinghamshire385760840
Oxfordshire420730815
Salop370675765
Somerset370630700
Staffordshire430755815
Suffolk420700770
Surrey400655730
Warwickshire385670765
West Sussex375610705
Wiltshire390645745
1 Provisional.
Net institutional expenditure per pupil—Secondary schools
1979–80 (£)1983–84 (£)11985–86 (£)
Barking7151,0901,260
Barnet6901,1901,330
Bexley6301,0301,195
Brent7851,365n.a.
Bromley6601,0901,255
Croydon6701,1401,355
Ealing7201,2201,460
Enfield6051,0551,245
Haringey7601,4751,710
Harrow7451,2001,340
Havering6701,1351,325
Hillindon6651,1751,315
Hounslow6851,1401,405
Kingston-upon-Thames6301,0551,325
Merton660970n.a.
Newham7301,340n.a.
Redbridge6601,1251,290
Richmond-upon-Thames6301,0401,200
Sutton6051,0001,135
Waltham Forest7851,3051,540
ILEA9251,755n.a.
Birmingham6159801,175
Coventry6301,0651,310
Dudley5459351,125
Sandwell6301,0451,230
Solihull5709151,115
Walsall6001,0551,185
Wolverhampton6351,0701,225
Knowsley6401,1401,320
Liverpool6751,105n.a.
St Helens6059901,150
Sefton5909851,125
1979–80 (£)1983–84 (£)11985–86 (£)
Wirral5809901,125
Bolton5759651,115
Bury5951,0101,175
Manchester7701,1901,425
Oldham5759251,095
Rochdale6501,1151,275
Salford6301,0251,200
Stockport5609451,115
Tameside5809751,160
Trafford5509651,140
Wigan6101,0451,230
Barnsley6209901,165
Doncaster6309951,145
Rotherham5709251,070
Sheffield6351,1151,260
Bradford5408901,085
Calderdale5659401,110
Kirklees5408701,055
Leeds4909201,060
Wakefield5409151,090
Gateshead6009751,185
Newcastle-upon-Tyne6951,1951,345
North Tyneside6101,0601,295
South Tyneside6501,0501,255
Sunderland6159701,150
Isles of Scilly9201,3601,875
Avon5801,0201,160
Bedfordshire6109851,140
Berkshire5759801,150
Buckinghamshire6251,0101,140
Cambridgeshire5909201,040
Cheshire5809401,090
Cleveland6101,0051,175
Cornwall5559151,045
Cumbria5859901,095
Derbyshire5659501,125
Devon5459251,095
Dorset5609301,030
Durham5709051,095
Pupil/Teacher Ratios1
Primary SchoolsSecondary Schools
197919831986197919831986
Barking22·321·621·118·615·915·8
Barnet21·520·220·118·114·614·5
Bexley25·124·323·320·616·816·5
Brent18·718·418·516·013·512·0
Bromley24·523·422·920·016·416·2
Croydon23·022·022·019·215·815·2
Ealing20·419·019·718·315·114·6
Enfield24·022·423·019·915·815·3
Haringey20·919·018·618·314·112·6
Harrow22·120·821·118·714·614·6
Havering23·622·922·619·915·715·3
Hillingdon23·022·622·519·416·116·9
Hounslow21·920·119·818·515·515·2
Kingston-upon-Thames22·122·422·118·816·414·9
Merton22·222·421·819·117·517·0
Newham21·421·120·418·615·113·5
Redbridge24·123·523·920·216·215·9
Richmond-upon-Thames22·221·120·819·616·515·8
Sutton24·024·724·920·017·116·9
Waltham Forest22·421·120·918·114·013·6
Inner London18·717·417·216·713·812·8
Birmingham23·924·022·719·817·416·3
Coventry22·722·322·119·116·615·2
Dudley25·523·222·821·616·514·9
Sandwell24·422·722·419·715·714·9
Solihull23·523·022·819·516·916·1
Walsall22·620·820·618·915·014·6
Wolverhampton21·119·319·318·215·214·7
Knowsley23·422·121·319·415·814·5
Liverpool21·120·720·618·416·614·9
1979–80 (£)1983–84 (£)11985–86 (£)
East Sussex6009501,085
Essex5709551,115
Gloucestershire5559501,095
Hampshire5659301,065
Hereford and Worcester5608651,060
Hertfordshire6501,0201,180
Humberside5709751,125
Isle of Wight5358951,030
Kent5458951,015
Lancashire5759401,095
Leicestershire5851,0251,205
Lincolnshire5809351,025
Norfolk5759601,095
North Yorkshire5909701,110
Northamptonshire5709601,110
Northumberland5709251,075
Nottinghamshire5751,0301,220
Oxfordshire5901,0101,190
Salop5759651,125
Somerset5308901,040
Staffordshire6009701,125
Suffolk5259151,030
Surrey5909651,110
Warwickshire5709301,085
West Sussex5409001,060
Wiltshire5609351,055
1 Provisional.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the pupil-teacher ratios for each local education authority for 1979, 1983 and 1986 for (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools.

The pupil-teacher ratios within maintained primary and secondary schools in each local education authority in England in 1979, 1983 and 1986 were as follows:

Primary SchoolsSecondary Schools
197919831986197919831986
St. Helens23·823·122·219·915·815·1
Sefton23·622·223·320·116·716·6
Wirral24·223·123·620·416·216·0
Bolton25·224·023·820·616·215·6
Bury23·523·022·319·815·815·2
Manchester21·922·621·518·015·413·8
Oldham25·223·622·821·317·416·4
Rochdale22·922·422·218·615·014·6
Salford23·521·521·619·315·715·0
Stockport26·323·523·021·416·416·0
Tameside24·123·223·320·116·215·8
Trafford22·223·022·919·116·516·3
Wigan22·621·321·119·015·315·0
Barnsley23·621·521·620·016·715·8
Doncaster22·221·321·519·316·316·5
Rotherham24·022·721·320·417·016·3
Sheffield21·820·720·019·115·915·1
Bradford20·420·320·518·718·216·4
Calderdale23·721·721·820·617·216·1
Kirklees23·622·121·920·517·316·3
Leeds24·623·021·420·316·816·0
Wakefield23·322·921·420·317·816·3
Gateshead21·219·319·518·816·715·2
Newcastle-upon-Tyne18·718·219·116·414·314·5
North Tyneside21·120·118·617·915·013·8
South Tyneside20·319·920·718·015·414·4
Sunderland23·522·322·019·816·315·6
Isles of Scilly15·314·212·313·311·510·0
Avon24·223·924·220·116·716·6
Bedfordshire21·622·922·518·817·617·4
Berkshire23·822·923·319·916·416·0
Buckinghamshire24·224·124·420·816·416·2
Cambridgeshire23·323·623·419·716·816·7
Cheshire23·522·622·720·016·817·0
Cleveland23·421·822·320·316·415·9
Cornwall24·223·623·520·216·916·6
Cumbria23·121·521·219·516·215·5
Derbyshire23·722·322·320·417·216·2
Devon24·323·323·620·917·016·6
Dorset23·723·423·420·217·116·9
Durham21·521·722·119·117·016·7
East Sussex23·422·022·920·117·316·9
Essex24·824·123·920·917·317·0
Gloucestershire23·423·022·920·117·116·6
Hampshire24·624·023·520·417·016·8
Hereford and Worcester24·225·024·020·218·016·9
Hertfordshire22·522·422·218·816·215·9
Humberside22·120·921·319·016·315·9
Isle of Wight23·923·023·920·318·117·6
Kent24·323·923·920·617·316·8
Lancashire24·723·823·720·216·616·4
Leicestershire23·322·823·119·316·315·6
Lincolnshire23·724·824·320·217·116·9
Norfolk22·822·222·320·416·716·4
North Yorkshire22·522·022·119·516·716·5
Northamptonshire24·422·322·220·116·715·9
Northumberland23·423·023·319·517·616·5
Nottinghamshire24·721·620·820·316·215·4
Oxfordshire24·224·223·320·517·417·0
Shropshire23·821·921·819·916·315·8
Somerset24·624·623·921·318·317·4
Staffordshire23·222·022·819·816·416·5
Suffolk23·422·222·420·217·217·0
Surrey21·922·121·819·216·416·0
Warwickshire23·122·422·420·217·116·7
West Sussex24·323·323·320·917·216·7
Wiltshire23·923·723·220·617·217·2
1 Within schools. Middle schools are included with primary and secondary schools as deemed.