Written Answers. - Fee-Charging Schools.

Eric J. Byrne

Question:

181 Mr. E. Byrne asked the Minister for Education the second-level fee charging schools in the State; the enrolment of each school broken down by gender; the management authority/ trustees of each of the schools; whether any of these schools made application for grants under the school books for necessitous pupils scheme in the most recent year for which figures are available; the total amount, if any, paid under that scheme to each school; the number of these schools which operate a transition year; the total additional grant paid in respect of this transition year; the amount of fees payable by parents in the case of each school; and the specific grants/schemes/payments from State funds which are open to free scheme schools but in respect of which application is not considered from fee-charging schools. [1885/96]

There are 57 second-level fee-charging schools in the State. The table attached gives the following information: name of each school; enrolment of each school by gender during 1994-95; confirmation if school applied for assistance under the grant scheme for school books for needy pupils and the amount paid during 1995-96; confirmation if school provides the transition year option and the additional amounts paid for this purpose during 1994-95.

The information requested regarding the management authority and trustees is not readily available in the Department and will be supplied to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Department does not compile statistics in relation to fees charged by fee-charging schools.

Generally, fee-charging second-level schools are not eligible to receive theper capita grant in respect of their students, the grants for the employment of secretaries and caretakers or the various other grants for current expenditure to which schools in the free education scheme are entitled.

A small number of schools of the Protestant tradition are eligible for all grants payable to schools and pupils in the free education scheme with the exception of theper capita grant. A block grant is paid to the secondary education committee for distribution among needier Protestant children to enable them to attend a Protestant school.

School

Enrolment

Book Grant

Transition Year

Girls

Boys

Applied For Grant Yes/No

Amount Paid

Operating Programme Yes/No

Amount Paid

£

£

Blackrock College, County Dublin.

0

966

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Willow Park School, Booterstown, County Dublin.

0

241

N

0.00

N

0.00

Rathdown School, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin.

267

0

N

0.00

Y

2,200.00

Castleknock College, Dublin 15.

0

524

N

0.00

Y

0.00

St. Joseph's Convent School, Chapelizod, Dublin 15.

556

0

N

0.00

N

0.00

Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, County Dublin

501

0

N

0.00

N

0.00

Sacred Heart Secondary School, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

592

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Notre Dame Des Missions, Churchtown Road, Dublin 14.

363

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Christian Brothers College, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin.

0

494

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Loreto Secondary School, Foxrock, Dublin 18.

502

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney, County Dublin.

304

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

St. Joseph's of Cluny, Ballinclea Road, County Dublin.

413

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

The King's Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20.

299

358

Y

704.00

Y

6,500.00

College of St. Columba, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

107

178

N

0.00

Y

2,600.00

Rockbrook Park School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

0

156

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

145

0

N

0.00

N

0.00

Loreto High School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

494

0

N

0.00

N

0.00

Sutton Park School, Sutton, Dublin 13.

90

155

N

0.00

Y

2,650.00

Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1.

0

767

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

0

420

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Catholic University School, 89 Lr. Leeson Street, Dublin 2

1

455

N

0.00

Y

0.00

St. Mary's College, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

0

391

N

0.00

Y

0.00

St. Michael's College, Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4.

0

547

N

0.00

N

0.00

Terenure College, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6.

0

820

N

0.00

Y

0.00

St. Conleth's College, Clyde Road, Dublin 4.

24

214

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Deutsche Schule, Roebuck Road, Dublin 14.

83

132

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Sandford Park School, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

0

210

N

0.00

Y

1,600.00

St. Andrew's College, Blackrock, County Dublin.

302

520

Y

500.00

Y

7,150.00

St. Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School, Dublin 8.

61

89

Y

1,972.00

Y

1,250.00

The High School, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

333

454

Y

1,866.00

Y

6,550.00

Loreto College, 53 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.

513

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

The Teresian College, 12 Stillorgan Road, Dublin 14.

170

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Scoil Phembroc, 1 Br. Pembroc, B.A.C. 4.

86

0

N

0.00

N

0.00

Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 14.

603

0

N

0.00

Y

4,250.00

Rosemount Park School, Blackrock, County Dublin.

105

0

N

0.00

N

0.00

Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16.

377

426

N

0.00

Y

7,450.00

Royal School, Cavan, County Cavan.

135

100

Y

1,891.00

Y

2,000.00

Kilkenny College, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny.

289

383

Y

4,097.00

Y

5,650.00

Dominican College, Newbridge, County Kildare

157

396

N

0.00

N

0.00

Clongowes Wood College, Naas, County Kildare.

0

416

N

0.00

Y

0.00

St. Gerard's School Bray, County Wicklow.

113

173

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Our Lady's School, Rathnew, County Wicklow.

160

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Grammar School, Bandon, County Cork.

172

204

Y

1,657.00

Y

3,250.00

Midleton College, Midleton, County Cork.

123

146

Y

2,071.00

Y

2,100.00

Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork

0

663

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Presentation College, Mardyke, Cork.

0

677

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Scoil Mhuire, Wellington Road, Cork.

416

0

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Wilson's Hospital, Multyfarnham, County Westmeath.

159

149

Y

1,006.00

Y

2,550.00

Drogheda Grammar School, Drogheda, County Louth.

77

96

Y

825.00

Y

1,200.00

Dundalk Grammar School, Dundalk, County Louth.

229

226

Y

2,609.00

Y

3,850.00

Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, County Limerick.

0

227

N

0.00

N

0.00

Villiers School, North Circular Road, Limerick.

207

164

Y

1,086.00

Y

2,900.00

Franciscan College, Gormanstown, County Meath.

0

419

N

0.00

N

0.00

Monaghan Collegiate School, Corlatt, County Monaghan.

116

119

Y

1,338.00

Y

2,550.00

Newtown School, Waterford, County Waterford.

164

163

N

0.00

Y

0.00

Grammar and High School, Sligo, County Sligo.

199

225

Y

4,215.00

Y

3,250.00

Coláiste Cnoic Iosef, Roscrea, County Tipperary.

0

306

N

0.00

Y

0.00