HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 c266W
15. Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the provisional estimate of the pupil-teacher ratio in England for January 1981.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

With the return from one local education authority still outstanding, the total number of teachers employed in January is estimated at 429,000. This would give an overall ratio of pupils to teachers of 18.6:1.