Teachers:Written question - 217309

(Washington and Sunderland West)
Asked on: 05 December 2014
Department for Education
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of those teaching in state-funded schools at the latest date for which such figures are available were identified as (a) white British and (b) any other ethnic group.
Answered by: Mr David Laws
Answered on: 15 December 2014

In November 2013 there were 420,000 teachers working in state-funded schools that were White-British (88% of all teachers where their ethnicity was known) and a further 57,000 (12%) teachers from all other ethnic groups. Ethnicity data is known for 95% of all teachers.

The information requested is also published in table 5 in the statistical first release ‘School Workforce in England, November 2013’ and is published online at:


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