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Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average staff to pupil ratio is in secondary schools in (a) St. Albans constituency and (b) England. (320889)

The following table provides the pupil:adult ratios for local authority maintained secondary schools in St. Albans constituency and England, January 2009.

Within school pupil:adult ratio (PAR)1 in local authority maintained secondary schools2 Year: January 2009, Coverage: St. Albans constituency and England




St. Albans


1 The within school PAR is calculated by dividing the total full-time equivalent (FTE) number of pupils on roll in schools by the total FTE number of all teachers and support staff employed in schools, excluding administrative and clerical staff.

2 Excludes city technology colleges and academies.


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