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Teachers: Bexley

Department for Education written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil to teacher ratio was in primary schools in (a) the Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Bexley Borough in each year since 2010.

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

The following table provides pupil to teacher ratios, calculated using both qualified and unqualified teachers, in state funded primary schools (excluding nursery schools) in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and Bexley local authority from November 2011 to 2017. These figures are not available for 2010.

Pupil to teacher ratios[1]

Primary Schools

Bexleyheath and Crayford

Bexley

2011[2]

23.9

22.5

2012

20.9

21.0

2013

21.7

21.6

2014

20.9

21.2

2015[3]

21.9

21.8

2016[4]

23.0

22.8

2017

22.3

22.0

Source: School Workforce Census and Pupil Census

[1] Pupil Teacher Ratios are calculated by dividing the total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) number of pupils on roll in schools in each year by the total number of FTE teachers in schools in each year. Where schools are not open on Census day (January) they are excluded. See School Workforce Census methodology document for further information: Methodology: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/719857/SWFC_MethodologyDocument_.pdf.

[2] Figures for Bexley exclude 2 out of 58 schools that did not provide a return for teachers.

[3] Figures for Bexley exclude 1 out of 57 schools that did not provide a return for teachers.

[4] Figures for Bexley exclude 1 out of 57 schools that did not provide a return for teachers.

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