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Class Sizes: Wirral

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 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 (i) January 1997 and (ii) January 1998. (212328)

The following table provides the pupil-teacher ratio in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in Wirral West constituency and England, January 1997, 1998 and 2007.

Pupil:teacher ratios1 in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools—Years: January 1997, 1998 and 2007; Coverage: Wirral West and England

1997

1998

2007

Wirral West

England

Wirral West

England

Wirral West

England

Primary

23.8

23.4

24.8

23.7

22.6

21.8

Secondary

16.6

16.7

16.7

16.9

14.9

16.5

1 The within-school 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