The average teaching salaries for every secondary school in Birmingham have been revealed – and there is a large disparity.
New figures from a government “census” of all teachers in England revealed the average teacher at Kings Norton was on £47,064.
Kings Norton Girls’ School is one of just five state-funded secondary schools outside the capital where the average teaching salary tops £47,000.
Only four schools outside London have a higher figure – and all of those are academies, too.
The averages include headteachers and deputy heads – meaning the figure can be inflated at a small school if the leaders’ have particularly high wages.
Academy schools, while funded by the state, are independent of local authorities and do not have to teach the national curriculum.
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The figures were published by the Department for Education earlier this week.
In the West Midlands, Hillcrest School – another Birmingham academy – has the second highest average wage, at £44,361.
Four Dwellings Academy in Birmingham is third (£44,207) with The Kingswinford School – another academy, this time in Dudley – in fifth (£44,039).
Currently there are more than 320 secondary free schools, with the government planning to open many more.
By contrast there are 13,944 local authority-maintained secondaries and 5,489 secondary academies.
Below are the ten lowest-paying schools – on average – in Birmingham:
Perry Beeches II £32,700
The University of Birmingham School £33,593
Greenwood Academy Academy £33,794
North Birmingham Academy £33,977
Stockland Green School Academy £35,565
Hodge Hill College Community School £35,722
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College £35,950
Perry Beeches III £36,394
King’s Norton Boys’ School £36,715
Heartlands Academy £37,277