Class Sizes:Written question - 68733

Q
Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
Asked on: 21 March 2017
Department for Education
Class Sizes
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average pupil to teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the UK, (ii) Greater London and (iii) the London Borough of Newham in each year since 2010.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 27 March 2017

The following table provides the average pupil to teacher ratio in state funded primary and state funded secondary schools in England[1], Greater London and London Borough of Newham in November each year from 2011 to 2015.

Primary

Secondary

England

Greater London

London Borough of Newham

England

Greater London

London Borough of Newham

2011[2]

20.5

20.2

19.1

14.9

14.1

14.6

2012

20.5

20.2

18.9

14.9

14.0

14.3

2013

20.5

19.7

17.8

15.0

14.0

13.4[3]

2014

20.4

19.4

17.7

15.0

14.0

13.93

2015

20.5

19.5

17.4

15.3

14.3

14.1

Source: School Workforce Census

Equivalent figures for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are a matter for the relevant Devolved Administration.

[1] The Pupil Teacher Ratios for England and Greater London are calculated by dividing the total FTE number of pupils on roll in schools in each year by the total number of FTE teachers in schools in each year. Where schools are not open on Census (January) they are excluded. Schools that do not provide either pupil or teacher figures are also excluded. See School Workforce Census methodology document for further information: Methodology: SFR21/2016

[2] Figures prior to 2011 are not available in a comparable format.

[3] The 2013 figure for the London Borough of Newham is based on 17 out of the 19 open schools. The 2014 figure for the London borough of Newham is based on 19 out of 20 open schools. All other figures for London Borough of Newham are based on the full set of schools that were open at the time.

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