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Question for Department for Education

UIN 149912, tabled on 5 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of teachers employed in state (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each of the last eight years.

Answered on

13 June 2018

The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers in service in state funded nursery/primary schools and secondary schools in England for January 2009 and for November 2010 to 2016. Information for November 2017 will be available on 28 June 2018.

Nursery/Primary Teachers (Thousands)

Secondary Teachers (Thousands)

January 2009

200.9

225.5

November 2010

196.4

219.0

November 2011

199.5

215.2

November 2012

204.7

215.7

November 2013

209.5

214.2

November 2014

215.5

213.4

November 2015

220.0

210.9

November 2016

222.4

208.2

Sources: January 2009 (Form 618g), November 2010 to 2016 (School Workforce Census).

The information provided is publicly available from table 1 in the Statistical First Release ‘School Workforce in England, November 2016’. It can be found in the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-workforce.