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Class Sizes

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside and (iii) England in each year since 1997. (313492)

The requested information is shown in the following table.

Primary1 and secondary2 schools: Classes as taught3—Years 1997-2009, coverage Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside local authority and England

Jarrow parliamentary constituency

South Tyneside local authority

England

LA maintained primary1

State funded secondary2

LA maintained primary1

State funded secondary2

LA maintained primary1

State funded secondary2

1997

26.4

22.7

27.0

22.7

27.5

21.6

1998

26.2

22.0

26.9

22.5

27.7

21.7

1999

25.9

22.4

26.2

22.8

27.5

21.8

2000

25.4

22.1

25.8

22.7

27.1

22.0

2001

25.5

21.7

25.8

22.4

26.7

22.0

2002

25.0

21.8

25.2

22.0

26.3

21.9

2003

25.0

21.4

24.9

21.8

26.3

21.9

2004

25.0

22.0

25.2

21.9

26.2

21.8

2005

25.2

21.8

25.3

22.0

26.2

21.6

2006

25.8

21.1

25.4

21.1

26.3

21.5

2007

25.9

19.8

25.3

20.2

26.2

21.2

2008

25.6

19.0

25.1

20.2

26.2

20.9

2009

25.5

19.4

25.5

20.2

26.2

20.6

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes city technology colleges and academies. Includes middle schools as deemed.

3 One teacher classes as taught during a single selected period in each school on the day of the census in January.

Source:

School Census

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the ratio of teachers to pupils is at (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Suffolk, (ii) the East of England and (iii) England. (313860)

The information requested is published in table 27 of the Statistical First Release (SFR) “School Workforce in England (including local authority level figures) January 2009 (Revised)” published on 29 September 2009. The SFR is available at the following web link:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000874/Tables19to27v2.xls