Thursday, 26 September 2019

Questions (86)

Brendan Howlin


86. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of capitation costs for DEIS schools at primary and secondary level, for level 1 and 2 DEIS status in each case in a tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39143/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department’s overall annual spend on the DEIS Programme is approximately €125 million. Additional funding is provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for the School Meals Programme and by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for the School Completion Programme.

The information requested by the Deputy for this school year is set out in the following table. The classification of schools into DEIS Band 1, DEIS Band 2 and rural occurs only in the primary sector.

School Year

Total Primary €

Total Post Primary €


Urban B1 €7,098,994

Urban B2 €2,772,903

Rural €2,394,208