HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c327W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how pupil-teacher ratios in the current year compare with 1978–79.

Mr. Dunn

Pupil-teacher ratios for England in January 1979 and January 1983 are as follows:

January 1979 January 1983
Pupil/teacher ratio in maintained primary schools 23.1 22.3
Pupil/teacher ratio in maintained secondary schools 16.7 16.5
Overall pupil/teacher ratio 18.9 18.1

Outturn figures for the pupil-teacher ratios in the current academic year are not yet available.