Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (203)

Mary Butler


203. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the intake of students for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13095/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

In relation to the school referred to by the Deputy, Educate Together and my Department had a constructive meeting on Friday 16 March, 2018 concerning the case put forward by Educate Together in relation intake of students and the case the Patron body had made to increase its enrolments.

Both parties reiterated their commitment to work together to increase diversity of school provision in line with the needs of the communities in these areas.

While it is acknowledged that this needs to be managed within the constraints of the accommodation that can be made available and having regard that these are areas of stable demographics, these schools, taking the above into account, can be facilitated to develop over time.

It is envisaged that the detailed response to the case submitted by Educate Together will issue from the Department in the next week.

Question No. 204 answered with Question No. 197.