Parent Teacher Associations

Education written question – answered on 24th March 2011.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of schools have a parent teacher association in each local education authority.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department does not collect data on the numbers of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) in each local authority but the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA) estimate that around 19,000 schools (75%) in England have some form of PTA of which 12,482 (66%) are members of the NCPTA.

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