HC Deb 08 June 1976 vol 912 c648W
26. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the average pupil-teacher ratio in England and Wales on 1st April 1976; and what it was two years earlier.

Miss Margaret Jackson

The latest date for which this information is available is January 1975. The pupil-teacher ratio in maintained schools in England and Wales then was 1:24.2 in primary and 1:17.2 in secondary schools. In January 1973 the ratios were 1:25.4 and 1:17.1 respectively.