School Accommodation

Questions (165)

Pat the Cope Gallagher

Question:

165. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide additional accommodation for a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; the reason the school's application for additional accommodation was refused in view of its need for additional capacity due to growing numbers and overcrowding; the options open to the school to obtain approval of additional accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4737/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department received an application for the provision of additional accommodation at the school referred to in respect of both classroom and ancillary accommodation.

When assessing the application it was noted that the existing school accommodation comprises of four mainstream classrooms, two Special Education Teaching (SET) rooms, a library/computer room, staff room and a general office. With a staffing complement of four mainstream teachers and one SET teacher it was determined that, as there was currently no deficit of mainstream class accommodation, additional accommodation was not required at this point.

 My Department has written to the school authority to convey the position.

DEIS Eligibility

Questions (166)

Joe Carey

Question:

166. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education and Skills the schools profiled for DEIS-designation in the most recent review; the details of DEIS designated schools, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4747/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Schools included in DEIS with effect from 1st September 2017 are those whose level of disadvantage has been identified as being at the same level as those schools serving the highest concentrations of disadvantage among their pupil cohort. The list of these schools is available on my Department's website at the following link

www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/DEIS-Delivering-Equality-of-Opportunity-in-Schools-/DEIS-Plan-2017-New-DEIS-Schools-List.pdf.

The list of schools participating in DEIS in the current (2017/18) school year is available on my Department's website at the following link

www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/DEIS-Delivering-Equality-of-Opportunity-in-Schools-/.

(see - DEIS School List 2017-2018 school year).

School Accommodation

Questions (167)

James Browne

Question:

167. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for funding by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4761/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school to which the Deputy refers recently submitted an application to my Department for additional accommodation. The application will be assessed and a decision will be conveyed to the school authority as soon as the assessment process has been completed.