HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc364-5W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what were the pupil-teacher ratios for(a) 1992–93 and (b) 1993–94 for public sector (i) nursery schools, (ii) primary schools, (iii) secondary schools, (iv) non-maintained schools, (v) special schools and (vi) all schools; and whether these figures include unqualified teachers.

Mr. Richards

The following table gives figures for LEA-maintained schools:

1992–93 11993–94
Nursery 20.3 20.6
Primary 22.1 22.3
Secondary 15.7 15.9
Special 6.2 6.4
1 Provisional


Schools Census data.

There are no public sector non-maintained schools. The ratios for grant-maintained schools are 1992–93: 15.2; 1993–94: 16.8. The corresponding figures for all maintained schools are 18.6 and 18.8. Independent schools are not included in these figures.

Pupil-teacher ratios are calculated using full-time equivalent qualified teachers only.