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Class Sizes: Wirral

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the pupil-teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Wirral West constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. (205069)

The following table provides the pupil:teacher ratio in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in Wirral West constituency and England, January 2007 the latest information available by constituency.

Pupil:teacher1 ratios in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in Wirral West constituency and England, January 2007

Wirral West

England

Primary

22.6

21.8

Secondary

14.9

16.5

1 The PTR is calculated by dividing the total FTE number of pupils on roll in schools by the total FTE number of qualified teachers regularly employed in schools.

Source:

School Census

Provisional pupil:teacher ratios for England for January 2008 were published on 29 April at the following web link:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000787/index.shtml