Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Ceisteanna (105, 107)

Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

105. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the demographic increases that have led to the need for a large number of new schools and classrooms in the Dublin city area, if there has been any demographic analysis of the potential need for new secondary schools in this area, particularly in the Dublin 2, 4, 6 and 8 areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15623/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

107. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of secondary school places available in schools in the Dublin 2, 4, 6, 6W and 8 areas for intake for the next academic year 2014-15; if he will provide a breakdown by secondary school; the way his Department ensures there are enough places for children in the area and the way it takes account of the large number of fee-paying schools in its analysis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15625/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos.105 and 107 together.

Following a detailed nationwide demographic analysis, I announced that some 20 new post primary schools are to be established up to 2017 to cater for increasing demographics across a number of locations. That announcement did not include a proposal to establish a new post-primary school for the Dublin 2, 4, 6 and 8 areas.

My Department is currently examining the most up-to-date demographic data available for the country to determine further needs and to ensure these are met in a timely manner. In this regard, my Department's Five Year Plan prioritises major school projects in areas where future significant demographic changes have been identified. There are currently 28 post-primary schools in the areas in question. Half of the schools are fee-charging.

The total first year intake for the 2012/13 school year was 1,908 pupils. While enrolment figures for the 2013/14 school year are currently being verified, it appears that the first year intake for the current year has decreased by 64 pupils. The breakdown is a decrease of 16 pupils in the fee-charging sector and 48 pupils in the Free Education Scheme schools.

A breakdown of enrolments by year for each school is provided in the following table.

The Department takes fee-charging schools into consideration when assessing the level of accommodation both in place and needed to meet specific demographic demand in any particular area relative to the profile of the enrolment in the fee-charging schools at a particular time.

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Post Primary Schools - Dublin 2, 4, 6, 6W & 8

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-

-

-

-

-

-

Detailed Enrolment 2012/2013

Roll No.

School Name

Fee Charging

1st Yr

2nd Yr

3rd Yr

TY

5th Yr

6th Yr

Total M'stream

PLC

60892G

The Teresian School

Y

42

39

44

37

27

28

217

0

60860Q

Our Lady's School

N

120

120

120

120

137

127

744

0

60490J

C.B.S. Westland Row

N

17

28

20

0

35

33

133

0

60500J

Marian College

N

77

79

74

62

69

91

452

0

60540V

Catholic University School

Y

77

71

79

66

75

58

426

0

60561G

St Michael's College

Y

88

103

106

111

96

96

600

0

60590N

St Conleth's College

Y

41

37

46

36

56

50

266

0

60820E

Loreto College

Y

96

98

97

101

94

83

569

0

68071G

John Scottus Secondary School

Y

18

26

24

17

27

21

133

0

70200D

Ringsend College

N

22

19

12

0

19

57

129

43

60530S

Gonzaga College

Y

92

93

92

92

86

85

540

0

60560E

St Mary's College

Y

81

78

75

65

69

67

435

0

60640C

Sandford Park School Ltd

Y

27

33

38

41

34

37

210

0

60670L

The High School

Y

133

137

142

130

130

125

797

0

60710U

Muckross Park College

N

119

119

120

119

120

106

703

0

60890C

St Louis High School

N

117

119

130

89

110

76

641

0

60910F

Alexandra College

Y

69

87

73

79

89

74

471

0

61020A

Stratford College

Y

13

10

18

16

22

16

95

0

60562I

Templeogue College

N

120

119

120

110

112

98

679

0

60570H

Terenure College

Y

113

115

117

128

101

119

693

0

70260V

St Mac Dara's Community College

N

166

166

167

30

166

131

826

0

76092K

PRESENTATION COLLEGE

N

77

65

51

41

28

50

312

0

60410I

C.B.S. James Street

N

47

47

35

0

41

50

220

0

60470D

Christian Brothers, Synge St.

N

38

60

55

0

47

54

254

0

60660I

St Patrick's Cathedral G.S

Y

21

17

25

25

15

25

128

0

60792C

Presentation College

N

51

52

56

34

56

42

291

0

60872A

Mercy Secondary School

N

26

31

26

27

30

30

170

0

70280E

Rathmines College

N

0

0

0

0

0

132

132

542

-

-

Totals

1908

1968

1962

1576

1891

1961

11266

585