HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c505W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers employed in secondary schools covered by the Wolverhampton education authority have left their posts during the last seven years; and if he will list the average pupil-teacher ratios in secondary schools in that area in each year during the same period.

Mr. Dunn

The numbers of teachers who left secondary schools in Wolverhampton are not readily available from central records. The pupil-teacher ratios in the secondary sector over the past seven years were as follows:

Pupil-teacher ratio within maintained secondary schools in Wolverhampton
January of each year Pupil-teacher ratio
1979 15.6
1980 15.6
1981 15.0
1982 15.2
1983 15.2
1984 14.8
1985 14.9