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Integrated Schools: Admissions

Education – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:45 pm on 2nd November 2009.

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Photo of Stephen Farry Stephen Farry Alliance 2:45 pm, 2nd November 2009

6. asked the Minister of Education how many children were declined their first choice of a place at an integrated school for the 2009-2010 academic year.  (AQO 279/10)

Photo of Caitriona Ruane Caitriona Ruane Sinn Féin

Léiríonnn figiúirí ó na boird oideachais agus leabharlainne nár éirigh le 496 páiste áit a fháil sa gcéad scoil imeasctha a ba rogha leo don bhliain acadúil 2009-2010.

In total, 3,166 children made first-preference applications to integrated schools; 2,760 were accepted. Of the children and young people who applied, 84% were admitted to their first-preference choice: 496 children — 16% — were not.