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Secondary Education: Manpower

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 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) North East Hertfordshire and (b) England. (321673)

The following table provides the pupil:adult ratios for local authority maintained secondary schools in North-East Hertfordshire constituency and England, January 2009.

Within school pupil:adult ratio (PAR)1 in local authority maintained secondary schools2, year: January 2009, coverage: North-East Hertfordshire constituency and England

Secondary

England

10.7

North-East Hertfordshire

11 8

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. Source: School Census.