HC Deb 20 December 1995 vol 268 c1223W
Mr. Callaghan

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what has been the average pupil:teacher ratio for each year since 1992; and if she will make a statement on the average pupil:teacher ratio forecast for the year 1996. [7011]

Mr. Robin Squire

The available information is shown in the following table. Information on the 1996 overall pupil:teacher ratio will be available in April 1996.

Overall pupil:teacher ratio1 in schools2 in England 1992–95 position in January each year
Year Including sixth form colleges Excluding sixth form colleges
1992 17.4
1993 17.7 17.8
1994 18.1
1995 18.3
1Including the full-time equivalent of part-time teachers and counting part-time pupils as 0.5 FTEs.
2Maintained nursery,primary and secondary schools.