Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (243)

Mary Butler

Question:

243. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of secondary school places available in Waterford city and county for ETB schools; the number of secondary school pupils attending ETB secondary schools in Waterford city and county by school in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16763/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Education)

A list of ETB schools in Waterford City and Waterford County is provided in the following link:

Table

It shows numbers of pupils enrolled in these schools in the 2017-18 academic year.

The Capital Programme provides for devolved funding for additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed. In this regard, I can confirm that my Department has recently received applications for such funding from two Post Primary schools in Waterford. These applications will be assessed and a decision will be conveyed to the school authorities when the assessment process has been completed.