Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Questions (138)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

138. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills the minimum yard space in a national school for a child (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14455/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The provision of playspace, where site conditions and circumstances allow, is one of the issues considered in the architectural design of new schools and major extensions. The level of facilities, including playspace, that can be provided in schools will therefore vary depending on the extent of classroom accommodation needed for the school.

In higher density urban developments, the optimum site area may not be available and green space guidelines are subject to space availability.