Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (253)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

253. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools in which transition year is compulsory. [9786/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Transition year programme is available to all second level schools but it is the board of management of each individual school that decides whether to offer the programme and if offered it decides on the number of places available to students on such programmes, depending on available resources. If offered, it also decides whether it is optional or compulsory for its students;

My Department does not have information on which schools have decided to make Transition Year compulsory for all of their students.