Thursday, 11 March 2004

Questions (104)

Bernard Allen


105 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason a school (details supplied) in County Cork does not have disadvantaged status in view of the fact that most of the feeder schools at primary level enjoy disadvantaged status but the students lose the status once they transfer to this school. [8131/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

At present, more than 200 post primary schools are designated as disadvantaged and as such are in receipt of additional staffing and funding supports. There are no proposals at present to designate further schools as disadvantaged. In the event of disadvantaged status being extended to additional schools, the needs of the school to which the Deputy refers will be taken into account.