To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the Department’s procedures for collecting and maintain data on capacity in the primary school network such as the number of classrooms in use and spare and if he is concerned at the under-utilisation of classrooms in city-based schools exemplified by the case of one school in Galway city in which six of the twelve
classrooms are currently not being used..
– Seán Kyne.
Minister Ruairí Quinn
My Department commenced an online inventory of school accommodation in 2010 which is available to schools on the Department’s Esinet portal. The Inventory provides key data and statistics on the existing school building stock throughout the country at both primary and post-primary levels. To date
approximaltely 80% of schools have completed or are in the process of completing the inventory.
Information such as that outlined by the Deputy will be available when all the data has been received from all schools.