HC Deb 24 November 1960 vol 630 cc130-1W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Education what is the latest information at his disposal about the comparative pupil-teacher ratios in independent schools, direct grant schools, grammar schools, and secondary modern schools, respectively.

Mr. K. Thompson

The latest information relates to January, 1960, and is given in the following table:

Type of School Pupil/teacher ratio* Pupils per full-time teacher
Independent, recognized as efficient
Primary 12.7 14.1
Secondary 12.2 13.2
Primary and Secondary 14.8 16.3
Independent, not recognised
Primary .. 18.0
Secondary .. 18.2
Primary and Secondary .. 18.9
Direct Grant Grammar 18.0 18.8
Maintained Grammar 18.5 19.1
Maintained Modern 22.1 22.8
* Including the full-time teaching equivalent of part-time teachers.
.. not available.