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The Priory School
Bedford Road, Hitchin SG5 2UR
The Priory School is a non-selective secondary school maintained by the local authority (Hertfordshire). It has 137 staff (about 121 FTEs), including 74 teachers (about 72 FTEs).
Particular strengths include Qualified teachers. Relative weaknesses include Unfilled vacancies, Staff development, Assistant:teacher ratio and Pupil:teacher ratio.
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Qualified teachers: Excellent. The proportion of qualified teachers is about 100%, which is very high compared to other schools.
Pupil:teacher ratio: Below average. The number of pupils per teacher is about 16.7, which is quite high compared to other schools.
Assistant:teacher ratio: Below average. The number of assistants per teacher is about 0.17, which is quite low compared to other schools.
Staff development: Below average. Reported staff development spend is £251 per teacher per year, which is quite low compared to other schools.
Unfilled vacancies: Below average. The proportion of unfilled or temporarily filled teaching positions is 1.5%, which is quite high compared to other schools.
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