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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 24 May 2022

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Ceisteanna (375)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Ceist:

375. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education the number of classes at primary school level with 30 pupils or above by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25970/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Please find below the requested information. The data is for the 2020-21 academic year the most recent year we have data available for. We will update the table as soon as the final enrolment data for 2021-2022 is published, end of June 2022.

The Deputy will be aware that the general staffing schedule is based on a 25:1 ratio.  

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

County

Classes with 30 pupils or more

Carlow

37

Cavan

35

Clare

74

Cork

294

Donegal

85

Dublin

555

Galway

142

Kerry

79

Kildare

129

Kilkenny

56

Laois

32

Leitrim

18

Limerick

125

Longford

20

Louth

89

Mayo

69

Meath

157

Monaghan

44

Offaly

46

Roscommon

26

Sligo

38

Tipperary

74

Waterford

60

Westmeath

65

Wexford

74

Wicklow

82

Grand Total

2,505

The figures are based on mainstream classes in mainstream schools and are collated from the relevant Class Size tables published on the DES website and can be found at the link below.

www.gov.ie/en/collection/class-size-information-at-individual-primary-school-level/.

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