§ Mr. Gow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the teacher-pupil ratio on the latest14W available date for infant, primary and secondary schools in England, in east Sussex and in the borough of Eastbourne; and what were the comparable figures for the available date closest to 3 May 1979.
§ Mr. Dunn
The pupil-teacher ratio in maintained infant, primary and secondary schools in England and east Sussex in January 1979 and January 1987 are given in the table. Information for areas within local education authorities is not available centrally.
Pupil-teacher ratios within schools England East Sussex January 1979 January 1987 January 1979 January 1987 Infant 21.7 21.2 22.1 21.6 Primary1 2 23.1 21.9 23.4 22.4 Secondary2 16.7 15.6 17.1 16.4 1 Includes infant schools. 2 Includes middle schools as deemed.