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Class Sizes: Birmingham

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average pupil:teacher ratio maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency has been in each year since 2004-05. (291440)

The following table provides the pupil:teacher ratio in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency in each January from 2004 to 2009.

Pupil:teacher ratios in local authority maintained1 primary and secondary schools, January 2004 to 2009, Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency

Primary

Secondary

2004

22.0

14.7

2005

22.2

15.2

2006

21.4

14.8

2007

20.7

14.8

2008

20.7

14.3

2009

20.4

14.3

1 Excludes academies and city technology colleges. Source: School Census