Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (382, 383, 384, 385)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

382. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of DEIS 1 primary schools on a county basis; the name and address of each school; the enrolment of each school; the additional funding and support provided to each school under the DEIS scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32130/13]

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Charlie McConalogue

Question:

383. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of DEIS 2 primary schools on a county basis; the name and address of each school; the enrolment of each school; the additional funding and support provided to each school under the DEIS scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32131/13]

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Charlie McConalogue

Question:

384. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of DEIS post-primary schools on a county basis; the name and address of each school; the enrolment of each school; the additional funding and support provided to each school under the DEIS scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32132/13]

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Charlie McConalogue

Question:

385. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of DEIS rural post-primary schools on a county basis; the name and address of each school; the enrolment of each school; and the additional funding and support provided to each school under the DEIS scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32133/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

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-

http://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/DEIS-Delivering-Equality-of-Opportunity-in-Schools-/DEIS-Supporting-Information/Supports-to-DEIS-Schools.html

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.