I propose to take Questions Nos. 382 to 385, inclusive, together.
There are currently 860 schools included in DEIS providing education for 165,350 children. The breakdown is as follows:
665 primary DEIS schools with an enrolment of 100,595 including:
- 341 Urban Primary schools (197 DEIS Band 1 and 144 DEIS Band 2) with total enrolment of 76,845
-324 DEIS Rural schools with enrolment of 23,750
195 DEIS Post Primary schools with enrolment of 64,755. Information regarding the number of DEIS schools on a county basis is available on the Social Inclusion section of my Department's website at following link-
http://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/DEIS-Delivering-Equality-of-Opportunity-in-Schools-/ Information on the full range of supports provided to DEIS schools is also available on the Social Inclusion section of my Departments website at following link-
In 2012, funding of some €94m in additional supports was provided to DEIS schools by my Department.
DEIS Schools are also targeted for supports provided under the Department of Social Protection Schools Meals Programmes (€34m) and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs School Completion Programme (€26.4m). The information requested in relation to funding and supports provided to individual schools is not readily available in the format requested by the Deputy. I am not in a position to divert scarce staffing resources within my Department to deal with the level of detailed information requested.