Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Pupil teacher ratios

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Pupil: teacher ratios in state funded schools in the United Kingdom by phase.

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 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery19.7
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary20.5
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSecondary15.5
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial5.6
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal maintained17.5

Variables in this data set

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


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

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