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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average pupil-teacher ratio is in (a) secondary schools, (b) specialist schools, (c) academies and (d) grammar schools in England. (79799)

[holding answer 26 June 2006]: The following table shows the pupil to teacher ratio in maintained secondary schools, special schools, academies and grammar schools in England, January 2006.

Pupil teacher ratios1 in maintained secondary schools, specialist schools, academies and grammar schools in England, January 20062

Pupil teacher ratio

Local authority maintained secondary schools

16.6

Specialist schools

16.4

Academies

14.5

Grammar schools

16.4

1 The pupil teacher ratio is the full-time equivalent number of pupils divided by the full-time equivalent number of qualified teachers. Dually registered pupils are excluded.

2 Provisional.

Source:.

Annual Schools Census