HC Deb 22 February 1988 vol 128 cc13-4W
Mr. Gow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the teacher-pupil ratio on the latest available date for infant, primary and secondary schools in England, in east Sussex and in the borough of Eastbourne; and what were the comparable figures for the available date closest to 3 May 1979.

Mr. Dunn

The pupil-teacher ratio in maintained infant, primary and secondary schools in England and east Sussex in January 1979 and January 1987 are given in the table. Information for areas within local education authorities is not available centrally.

Pupil-teacher ratios within schools
England East Sussex
January 1979 January 1987 January 1979 January 1987
Infant 21.7 21.2 22.1 21.6
Primary1 2 23.1 21.9 23.4 22.4
Secondary2 16.7 15.6 17.1 16.4
1 Includes infant schools.
2 Includes middle schools as deemed.