Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Pupil teacher ratios

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This file contains information in the pupil teacher ratios in schools in the United Kingdom.

Data set details

UK education and training statistics
Education and training statistics for the UK
Release type
Geographic levels
National, Regional
  • Pupil-teacher ratio
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 to 2019/20

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery18.8
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary20.5
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSecondary15.3
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial5.5
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal maintained17.4

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 2 variables
Variable nameVariable description
phaseSchool type
pupil_teacher_ratioPupil-teacher ratio


  1. In England, special schools include pupil referral units.
  2. In England, the primary pupil-teacher ratio includes LA maintained nurseries.
  3. Primary and secondary figures include middle schools as deemed. Secondary schools include all-through schools.

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