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Class Sizes: Staffordshire

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average pupil: teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Tamworth and (ii) Staffordshire in each year since 1997. (187719)

The following table provides the pupil: teacher ratios in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in Tamworth constituency, Staffordshire local authority and England, January 1997 to 2007 the latest information available.

Pupil:teacher ratios in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in Tamworth constituency, Staffordshire local authority and England, January 1997 to 2007

Tamworth

Staffordshire

England

Primary

Secondary

Primary

Secondary

Primary

Secondary

1997

24.1

17.4

24.9

17.7

23.4

16.7

1998

24.6

17.6

25.1

18.1

23.7

16.9

1999

24.5

17.5

24.5

17.9

23.5

17.0

2000

24.4

17.0

24.3

17.9

23.3

17.2

2001

23.7

16.7

23.7

17.6

22.9

17.1

2002

22.8

16.5

23.2

17.3

22.5

16.9

2003

22.5

17.0

23.3

17.3

22.6

17.0

2004

22.8

16.7

23.5

17.3

22.7

17.0

2005

22.6

16.4

23.5

16.9

22.5

16.7

2006

22.1

16.0

22.5

16.6

22.0

16.6

2007

22.3

15.2

22.5

16.3

21.8

16.5

Note:

The within-school PTR is calculated by dividing the total full-time equivalent(FTE) number of pupils on roll in schools by the total FTE number of qualified teachers regularly employed in schools.

Source:

School Census