Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (255)

Joanna Tuffy


255. Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the review of school enrolment policies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9949/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Deputy will be aware that in 2011, I launched a discussion paper on school enrolment. The "Discussion Paper on a Regulatory Framework for School Enrolment" contains suggestions on how to make the process of enrolling in schools more open, equitable and consistent and is available on my Department's website.

I also invited education partners and interested parties to submit their views to my Department. The feedback from this consultation has helped inform the nature and scope of a new regulatory framework for school enrolment.

I intend to bring legislative proposals to Government this year, the primary aim of which will be to ensure that every child is treated fairly and that every child has a place at school.