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Head teachers

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average age of (a) primary school and (b) secondary school head teachers was in each year since 1997. (203224)

The following table provides the average age of full-time head teachers employed in local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools in England, March 1997 to 2006.

The average age of full-time head teachers employed in local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools in England, March 1997 to 2006.

Nursery/Primary

Secondary

March

1997

48

49

1998

48

49

1999

48

50

2000

49

50

2001

49

50

2002

49

50

2003

50

51

2004

50

50

2005

50

51

2006

50

51

Source: Database of Teacher Records