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Head Teachers: Age

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average age of (a) primary and (b) secondary school head teachers was in each year since 1997. (286402)

The following table provides the average age of full-time head teachers in local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools in England, March 1997 to 2008, the latest information available.

Average age of full-time head teachers in local authority maintained schools. Coverage: England. Years: March 1997 to 2008

Nursery/primary

Secondary

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

20061

50

51

20071

50

51

20081

49

51

1 Provisional.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest whole year.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records.