Secondary Education: Wellingborough

Department for Education written question – answered am ar 23 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Gen Kitchen Gen Kitchen Llafur, Wellingborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average staff to student ratio was in secondary schools (a) nationally and (b) in Wellingborough constituency in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2021 and (iv) 2022.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Minister of State (Education)

Information on the school workforce, including the pupil to adult and pupil to teacher ratios at national, regional, local authority and individual school level, is published in the ‘School Workforce in England’ statistical publication here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-workforce-in-england.

As of November 2022, which is the latest data available, there were record numbers of full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers in state-funded schools in England at over 468,000. This is an increase of 27,000, equivalent to 6%, since 2010. This makes the highest number of FTE teachers since the School Workforce Census began.

The table below provides the pupil to adult ratio and the pupil to teacher ratio for state-funded secondary schools in Wellingborough constituency and England for the 2019/20 to 2022/23 academic years.

Pupil to adult and pupil to teacher ratios for state-funded secondary schools in Wellingborough constituency and England, by year

2019/20 and 2022/231

Wellingborough constituency2

England

Pupil to adult ratio3, 5

Pupil to teacher ratio4, 5

Pupil to adult ratio3, 5

Pupil to teacher ratio4, 5

2019/20

11.0

17.2

11.9

16.6

2020/212

11.1

16.9

11.9

16.6

2021/22

11.0

17.0

11.9

16.7

2022/23

10.6

17.5

12.0

16.8

Source: School Workforce Census.

1. Workforce data as at November and pupil data as at the following January. For instance, 2019/20 relates to November 2019 workforce and January 2020 pupils.

2. There are 6 secondary schools in Wellingborough constituency.

3. Pupil to adult ratio includes teachers and support staff (excluding auxiliary staff).

4. Pupil to teacher ratio includes all teachers.

5. The ratios are calculated using pupil numbers taken from the publication, Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics, available at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-pupils-and-their-characteristics.

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