§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average teacher to pupil ratio was in each year since 1997 in infant classes. 827W
§ Mr. Miliband
[holding answer 24 June 2002]: The information requested is not available centrally.
Information for primary schools is shown in the table:
Pupil teacher ratio in primary schools1 1997–20022 Position in January each yea Pupil: teacher ratio 1997 23.4 1998 23.7 1999 23.5 2000 23.3 2001 22.9 20022 22.5 1 The pupil:teacher ratio within schools is the ratio of the full-time equivalent number of pupils (counting each part-time pupil as 0.5) to the full-time equivalent number of teachers. 2 Provisional.