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Teachers: City of York

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many full-time equivalent (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff there were in local authority schools in the City of York in each year since 1996’ (322114)

(2) what the average pupil to teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in York in each year since 1996.

York became a new local authority on 1 April 1997 and therefore the information requested is not available for 1996.

The information requested for full-time equivalent teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in 1997, 2001 to 2009 is published in tables 19, 25 and 26 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

The equivalent information requested for 1998 to 2000 is published in tables 18, 23 and 24 of the Statistical First Release (SFR) 'School Workforce in England (including pupil: teacher ratios and pupil: adult ratios) January 2007 (Revised)' published on 27 September 2007. The SFR is available at the following web link:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000743/SFR29_2007_FinalTables18-25.xls

The following table provides the pupil teacher ratios in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in York local authority, in each January, 1997 to 2009.

Pupil:teacher ratios (PTRs)1 in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools, Years: each January, 1997 to 2009, Coverage: York local authority

Primary

Secondary

January

1997

24.3

16.3

1998

24 6

16.2

1999

23.5

16.7

2000

24.6

18.4

2001

22.9

16.6

2002

22.0

16.0

2003

22.0

16.0

2004

22.7

16.0

2005

23.0

15.6

2006

21.7

15.9

2007

21.7

16.3

2008

21.4

15.7

2009

21.6

15.7

1 The PTR is calculated by dividing the total FTE number of pupils on roll in schools by the total FTE number of qualified teachers regularly employed in schools.

Source:

School Census