Written Answers. - Fee Charging Schools.

Pat Rabbitte

Ceist:

192 Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of fee-charging schools at post primary level in respect of which State funding is paid; the location by county of each school; and the level and total amount of funding paid to these schools, or for their use, in the past school year. [3831/99]

There are fifty-seven fee charging second level schools recognised by my Department. Information concerning the location of fee- paying schools is set out in the attached tabular statement.

My Department meets the salary cost of sanctioned teachers in fee charging schools and this amounted to approximately £30 million in 1998. Fee charging schools do not receive the per capita grant in respect of their students nor do they receive other supports to which schools in the free education scheme are entitled.

In the case of Protestant schools, all of which are fee charging, a block grant of £3.1 million was paid in 1998 to the Secondary Education Committee for distribution among needier Protestant children to enable them to attend a Protestant school. In addition, these schools are eligible for all grants payable under the free education scheme with the exception of the per capita grant. The amount paid in 1998 amounted to £150,000 approximately.

Capital resources paid to these schools amounted to approximately £300,000 in 1998.

List of Fee-Charging Schools

School

County

Blackrock College

Dublin

Willow Park School, Booterstown

Dublin

Rathdown School, Dún Laoghaire.

Dublin

Castleknock College.

Dublin

St. Joseph's Convent School, Chapelizod.

Dublin

Loreto Abbey, Dalkey.

Dublin

Sacred Heart Secondary School, Dundrum.

Dublin

Notre Dame Des Missions, Churchtown Rd.

Dublin

Christian Brothers College, Dun Laoire.

Dublin

Loreto Secondary School, Foxrock.

Dublin

Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney.

Dublin

St. Joseph's of Cluny, Ballinclea Road.

Dublin

The King's Hospital, Palmerstown.

Dublin

College of St. Columba, Rathfarnham.

Dublin

Rockbrook Park School, Rathfarnham.

Dublin

Loreto Abbey, Rathfranham.

Dublin

Loreto High School, Rathfarnham.

Dublin

Sutton Park School, Sutton.

Dublin

Belvedere College, Great Denmark St.

Dublin

Gonzaga College, Ranelagh.

Dublin

Catholic University School, 89 Lr. Leeson St.

Dublin

St. Mary's College, Rathmines.

Dublin

St. Michael's College, Ailesbury Road.

Dublin

Terenure College, Templeogue Road.

Dublin

St. Conleth's College, Clyde Road.

Dublin

Deutsche Schule, Roebuck Road.

Dublin

Sandford Park School, Ranelagh.

Dublin

St. Andrew's College, Blackrock.

Dublin

St. Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School.

Dublin

The High School, Rathgar.

Dublin

Loreto College, 53 St. Stephen's Green .

Dublin

The Teresian College, 12 Stillorgan Road.

Dublin

Scoil Phembroc, 1 Br. Pembroc.

Dublin

Alexandra College, Milltown.

Dublin

Rosemont Park School, Blackrock.

Dublin

Wesley College, Ballinteer.

Dublin

Royal School, Cavan.

Cavan

Kilkenny College, Kilkenny.

Kilkenny

Dominican College, Newbridge.

Kildare

Clongowes Wood College, Naas.

Kildare

St. Gerard's School, Bray.

Wicklow

Our Lady's School, Rathnew.

Wicklow

Grammar School, Bandon.

Cork

Midleton College, Midleton.

Cork

Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill.

Cork

Presentation College, Mardyke.

Cork

School

County

Scoil Mhuire, Wellington Road.

Cork

Wilson's Hospital, Multyfarnham.

Westmeath

Drogheda Grammar School, Drogheda.

Louth

Dundalk Grammar School, Dundalk.

Louth

Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe.

Limerick

Villiers School, North Circular Road.

Limerick

Franciscan College, Gormanstown.

Meath

Monaghan Collegiate School, Corlatt.

Monaghan

Newtown School, Waterford.

Waterford

Grammar and High School, Sligo.

Sligo

Colaiste Choic Iosef, Roscrea.

Tipperary