l Pupil-teacher ratios in all state schools have remained static at 13.4.

In primary schools, the ratio increased slightly from 16 to 16.3.

l Three-quarters of probationer teachers are in permanent or temporary employment compared to 66% the previous year.

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l Since 2007/08 a total of 403 schools have been substantially rebuilt or refurbished.

l The proportion of schools reported as being in good or satisfactory condition has increased from 61% in 2007 to 82%.

l The proportion of pupils educated in "poor" or "bad" condition schools has decreased from 37% in 2007 to 16% in 2012.