Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ceisteanna (249)

Michelle Mulherin

Ceist:

249. Deputy Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children who were no more than five years of age when they first enrolled and attended primary school in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9897/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

We collect information on primary children by the year that they were born rather than by date of birth. Please see the attached table with the number of 4 and 5 year old children enrolled from 2007-2011.

Year

Age

Mainstream Pupils

2007

4

26256

2007

5

36043

2008

4

26932

2008

5

37415

2009

4

25894

2009

5

38027

2010

4

25016

2010

5

37947

2011

4

26768

2011

5

41126