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Music: Secondary Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary school music teachers there were in each of the last five years.

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

The number of music teachers in service at state funded secondary schools from November 2014 to November 2018 is provided in the table below:

Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Headcount of music teachers

7,109

6,862

6,720

6,480

6,525

Source: School Workforce Census

The percentage of all hours taught which were spent on music in state funded secondary schools in England from November 2014 to 2018 is provided in the table below:

Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

% of hours spent on teaching music

2.4%

2.4%

2.3%

2.3%

2.2%

Source: School Workforce Census

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