Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (287)

Paul Murphy

Question:

287. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the rates of progression from junior to senior cycle in a school (details supplied); and the way in which this compares to rates nationally. [5147/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The current national rate of progression for students from third year of the junior cycle (58,015) to the first year of senior cycle (56,475) is 97.3%. These are based on figures from the latest Retention Report for the 2012 student cohort.

The minimum geography available, relates to South Dublin County Council, where the progression rate for students from third year of the junior cycle (3,487) to the first year of senior cycle (3312) is 95.0%.

Data relating to school retention for an individual school is not made available by the Department due to concerns this information can create a school league table. Section 53 of the Education Act 1998 prevents access of data which would allow the comparative performance of schools.