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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 6 March 2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Ceisteanna (40)

Clare Daly


40. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address the immediate problem of oversubscription at a school (details supplied) for the 2019 school year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10681/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

In relation to school admissions, parents can choose which school to apply to and where the school has places available, the pupil should be admitted. However, in schools where there are more applicants than places available, a selection process may be necessary. This selection process and the enrolment policy on which it is based must be non-discriminatory and must be applied fairly in respect of all applicants. However, this may result in some pupils not obtaining a place in the school of their first choice. The Deputy will note however that the selection process procedures and enrolment policy are the responsibility of the individual school authorities.

As the Deputy will be aware, two new Primary schools will be established to provide additional school capacity in the Swords area in North County Dublin. These schools will open in September 2019 in suitable interim accommodation.