Written answers

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Department of Education and Skills

School Funding

Photo of Joan CollinsJoan Collins (Dublin South Central, Independents 4 Change)
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171. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the disparity per pupil funding between primary and post-primary education will be rectified. [30448/20]

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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It is difficult to make precise comparisons between the levels of grants paid and the actual costs of running schools at primary and post-primary.

In general, post-primary schools are larger than primary schools. They have specialist rooms such as laboratories, workshops etc. This leads to higher unit costs in for heat, light, power, maintenance and cleaning.

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