Teacher ratio up
More than 789,000 pupils were in school at the beginning of last session, a slight decrease over the previous year, but the number of teachers rose to 51,700.
Some 437,000 pupils were enrolled at primary school, a decrease of 3,500, although the number of primary teachers increased by around 320 - giving a pupil-teacher ratio of 19.4. In addition, primaries had 1,500 non-teaching classroom staff.
Just under 313,000 pupils were in secondary, a fall of 1,600, but the number of teachers was up by more than 200.