Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (95)

Peadar Tóibín


95 Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools in counties Cavan and Monaghan that are above the recommended pupil-teacher ratio at both primary and second level; if he will provide the details of schools above the recommended pupil-teacher ratio for each of the past five years in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32650/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

The Statistics section of my Department's website contains information relating to pupil teacher ratio (PTR) at primary and second level. Pupil Teacher Ratio in respect of all schools is only available at national level and not disaggregated by county or any other variable. The website also contains extensive information relating to class size in primary schools. The source of this data is the National School Annual Census. Statistical information in respect of the current school year is currently being compiled in my Department and is due for publication in September 2012.