Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Questions (163)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

179 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider an extension to a school (details supplied) to cater for the increase in children who each year leave the local primary school and seek access to another school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7674/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

The most recent projections produced by my Department are forecasting an increase in the projected enrolments at post-primary level in the coming years. It is within this context that the Forward Planning Section of my Department is in the process of analysing all areas in the country in order to determine the level of additional provision which will be required at both primary and post primary level up to 2017. Overall post-primary requirements in the area to which the Deputy refers will be considered as part of this process and an appropriate long term accommodation solution to the needs of the area will be considered in the context of my Department's multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.