Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Secondary Schools (Hertfordshire)

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the average (a) class size and (b) pupil:teacher ratio in secondary schools in Hertfordshire in each year since 1983. [25243]

    Mr. Timms: The information requested is shown in the table.

    Average class size and pupil:teacher ratio in maintained secondary schools(13) for Hertfordshire local education authority at January each year 1983 to 2001

    Average class size for

    1 teacher classes

    All classes

    Pupil:teacher ratio

    2001

    21.0

    21.1

    16.7

    2000

    20.8

    21.1

    16.6

    1999

    20.6

    21.2

    16.3

    1998

    20.2

    20.5

    16.1

    1997

    20.3

    20.9

    15.9

    1996

    20.2

    20.8

    15.7

    1995

    20.0

    20.6

    15.5

    1994

    20.1

    20.6

    15.7

    1993

    19.9

    20.4

    15.7

    1992

    19.8

    20.4

    15.8

    1991

    19.5

    20.4

    15.4

    1990

    19.2

    20.1

    15.1

    1989

    19.0

    20.3

    15.1

    1988

    19.1

    19.8

    15.4

    1987

    19.3

    19.7

    15.5

    1986

    19.6

    20.4

    15.9

    1985

    19.5

    20.1

    16.0

    1984

    19.4

    20.1

    16.1

    1983

    19.3

    19.9

    16.2

    (13) Includes middle schools deemed secondary.

    Source:

    Annual Schools‘ Census

    9 January 2002 c939-40W

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