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New data reveals teacher pay gap in Wyre Forest high schools

New data released by the Department for Education reveals the pay gap between average teacher salary paid at schools in Wyre Forest.

Teachers at the district’s new free school, Holy Trinity School in Kidderminster, are on average paid £13,000 less than their counterparts at the district’s highest paying school, Stourport High School.

The statistics are from the Department for Education for the year 2015/16, as published at 

Holy Trinity’s average full time equivalent salary is £31,569 while at Stourport High the average is £44,303.

Holy Trinity is the only one of the local schools which also employs primary school staff, and this may be a contributing factor to the overall average.

The full breakdown of average salaries paid at the district’s six high schools is given below. The others included are Baxter College in Kidderminster, Bewdley High School, King Charles I High School in Kidderminster and Wolverley High School.

The data does not indicate the level of qualifications, experience or other relevant information that could influence salary.

Separate data also released by the Department for Education shows the number of pupils per full time teacher, which can be a useful indicator of class size though does not directly correlate to number of pupils in a class.

Jane Haynes
Former newspaper journalist and news editor, turned public sector PR, now studying for a Master's in multiplatform journalism. Wyrelife is a new, local investigative news website for Kidderminster, Bewdley, Stourport and Wyre Forest. My aim is to hold people and organisations to account to try to make my little bit of England a better informed, better place.