Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Questions (109)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony


109. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools, classrooms, pupils and teachers in whole time equivalents at primary and secondary level in County Cork, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10358/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The information requested by the deputy is contained in the following table.

Statistics for PQ 10358/18, for Margaret Murphy O'Mahony TD



No. of Schools



No. of Teachers**


3412.64 (WTE)

No. of Pupils



Table refers to County Cork (academic year 2016-17)

*Primary school figures include 15 special schools and 342 mainstream schools.

**Teacher allocations are compiled on an overall national basis and not on a county basis.

The criteria used for the allocation of teaching posts is published annually on the Department website.

The key factor for determining the level of staffing resources provided at individual school level is the staffing schedule for the relevant school year and pupil enrolments on the previous 30th September.

The staffing schedule operates in a clear and transparent manner and treats all similar types of school equally, irrespective of location.

The staffing schedule also includes an Appeals Mechanism for schools to submit an appeal, under certain criteria, to an independent Appeals Board.

Question No. 110 answered with Question No. 108.