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Question for Department for Education

UIN 217309, tabled on 5 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of those teaching in state-funded schools at the latest date for which such figures are available were identified as (a) white British and (b) any other ethnic group.

Answered on

15 December 2014

In November 2013 there were 420,000 teachers working in state-funded schools that were White-British (88% of all teachers where their ethnicity was known) and a further 57,000 (12%) teachers from all other ethnic groups. Ethnicity data is known for 95% of all teachers.

The information requested is also published in table 5 in the statistical first release ‘School Workforce in England, November 2013’ and is published online at: