Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (254)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

254. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of pupils currently undertaking transition year; and the proportion of post junior certificate pupils that undertake same. [9787/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The information requested by the Deputy is as follows for 2017/18 school year which is the most recent year for which information is available.

Number of recognised post-primary schools

714

Number of schools who returned students enrolled in transition year

661

Number of students enrolled in transition year

44,940

Proportion of post Junior Cycle students* that had previously undertaken transition year (* Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied/Leaving Certificate Vocational Year 1 students in 2017/18)

67.2%