Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (421)

Darren O'Rourke


421. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Education the estimated number of children that will commence national school in September 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6681/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The latest projection report published by the Department, "Projections of full time enrolment Primary and Second Level, 2020-2038", can be found on the Department website, links below. The report provides projections for the primary and post-primary sectors. The associated excel sheet also provides a breakdown of projections by standard and for different modeling scenarios.

As per the report and based on the Department's recommended model M1F2, 62,256 pupils are expected to commence in primary schools in 2021.