§ Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list in the Official Report the latest available figures for the average pupil-teacher ratios in infant, junior and secondary schools and in junior colleges, respectively, in Hampshire; and how these ratios compare in each category with the national averages for England.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
In January 1976, the latest date for which the information is available, the ratios in maintained schools in Hampshire and in England as a whole were as follows. My Department has no recognised category of "junior colleges".
Maintained schools Hampshire England Infants … 24.0 23.1 Junior* … 25.7 24.3 Other primary† … 24.8 23.4 All primary† … 25.1 24.0 Secondary‡ … 16.7 17.0§ * Including junior-with-infant. † Including middle deemed primary. ‡ Including sixth form colleges. § Including middle deemed secondary.