As the Deputy may be aware, there are currently 896 schools in the DEIS Programme serving over 180,000 pupils. There are 359 rural DEIS primary schools, with approximately 27,000 pupils, and 339 urban DEIS primary schools, with approximately 83,000 pupils, in receipt of supports under the DEIS school support programme. There are 198 Post Primary schools with approximately 74,000 students in the DEIS programme. Post Primary schools are not classified as urban or rural.
A full breakdown of all the schools in the DEIS programme is available on my Departments website at