Written Answers - Disadvantaged Status.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 677 No. 3

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  569.  Deputy Dara Calleary  Information on Dara Calleary  Zoom on Dara Calleary   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the name on a county basis of each secondary school that qualifies for DEIS status; the percentage of voluntary secondary schools in each county qualifying for DEIS; the percentage of vocational education committee schools in each county qualifying for DEIS; and if he will make a statement on the differences and trends contained within. [10099/09]

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science (Deputy Seán Haughey): Information on Seán Haughey  Zoom on Seán Haughey  For the information of the Deputy a list of the Post Primary schools that qualified for DEIS is hereby given.

Roll No. Name Address County
70420R Carlow Vocational School Kilkenny Road, Carlow Carlow
70430U Vocational School Muine Beag Muine Bheag, Carlow Carlow
70360C St. Mogue’s College Bawnboy, Co Cavan Cavan
70380I Cavan Vocational School Cootehill Rd., Cavan Cavan
70830N Ennis Community College Ennis, Co Clare Clare
91448K Kilrush Community School Kilrush, Co Clare Clare
62530F North Monastery Secondary School Our Lady’s Mount, North Monastery Road, Cork Cork
62540I Deerpark C.B.S. St Patrick’s Road, Cork Cork
70910L St. Brogan’s College Kilbrogan, Bandon, Co Cork Cork
70970G Cobh Community College Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co Cork Cork
70990M Coláiste an Chraoibhin Duntaheen Road, Fermoy, Co Cork Cork
71020G Davis College Annabella, Mallow, Co Cork Cork
71030J McEgan College Macroom, Co Cork Cork
71040M St Fanahan’s College Mitchelstown, Co Cork Cork
71050P St Colman’s Community College Youghal Road, Midleton, Co Cork Cork
71080B Mannix College Charleville, Co Cork Cork
71090E Rossa College Skibbereen, Co Cork Cork
71123Q Terence Mac Swiney Community College Hollyhill, Knocknaheeny, Cork Cork
76067L Colaiste Pobail Naomh Mhuire Cill na Mullach, Co Cork Cork
91397T Bishopstown Community School Bishopstown, Co Cork Cork
91400F Mayfield Community School Old Youghal Road, Cork Cork
62621I North Presentation Farranree, Cork City Cork City
62650P Ursuline Secondary School Blackrock, Cork City Cork City
62730N St Patricks College Gardiner’s Hill, Cork City Cork City
71110H Nagle Community College Mahon, Cork City Cork City
62770C Scoil Mhuire St. Oran’s Road, Buncrana, Co Donegal Donegal
71140Q Crana College Crana Road, Buncrana, Co Donegal Donegal
71200I Letterkenny Vocational School Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Donegal
71220O Mulroy College Milford, Co Donegal Donegal
71230R Deele College Raphoe, Co Donegal Donegal
71240U Vocational School Main Street, Stranorlar, Co Donegal Donegal
71242B Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh Béal an Átha Móir, Co Dhun na nGall Donegal
71244F Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada An Leadhbgarbh, Co Dhun na nGall Donegal
76084L Moville Community College Carrownaff, Moville, Co Donegal Donegal
81011L The Royal and Prior School Raphoe, Co Donegal Donegal
91406R Carndonagh Community School Carndonagh, Co Donegal Donegal
91407T Rosses Community School Dungloe, Co Donegal Donegal
60440R O’Connell School North Richmond Street, Dublin 1 Dublin 01
60853T Mount Carmel Secondary School Kings Inn Street, Dublin 1 Dublin 01
76077O Larkin Community College 1 Champions Avenue, Dublin 1 Dublin 01
60490J C.B.S. Westland Row Westland Row, Dublin 2 Dublin 02
60390F St Josephs C.B.S. Merville Ave, Fairview, Dublin 3 Dublin 03
70250S Marino College 14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3 Dublin 03
60500J Marian College Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Dublin 04
70200D Technical Institute Cambridge Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4 Dublin 04
60471F St. David’s C.B.S. Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5 Dublin 05
60550B Chanel College Coolock, Dublin 5 Dublin 05
60871V Mercy College Coolock St Brendans Drive, Coolock, Dublin 5 Dublin 05
60430O St Pauls C.B.S. Christian Brothers, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7 Dublin 07
60843Q St Josephs Secondary School Stanhope St., Dublin 7 Dublin 07
70150O Coláiste Éanna Kilkieran Road, Cabra, Dublin 7 Dublin 07
60410I C.B.S. James Street James’s Street, Dublin 8 Dublin 08
60470D Christian Brothers Synge St., Dublin 8 Dublin 08
60792C Presentation College Warrenmount, Dublin 8 Dublin 08
60872A Mercy Secondary School Goldenbridge, Inchicore, Dublin 8 Dublin 08
60400F St Vincents C.B.S. Glasnevin, Dublin 9 Dublin 09
70310K Plunkett College Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9 Dublin 09
70321P Margaret Aylward Community College The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9 Dublin 09
81017A Trinity Comprehensive School Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 Dublin 09
91344V Rosmini Community School Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 Dublin 09
60510M St Johns College De La Salle Le Fanu Rd., Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 Dublin 10
60720A Saint Dominic’s Secondary School Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 Dublin 10
60732H Caritas College Drumfinn Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 Dublin 10
70240P Kylemore College Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 Dublin 10
60511O Beneavin De La Salle College Beneavin Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 Dublin 11
60571J Patrician College Deanstown Ave., Finglas West, Dublin 11 Dublin 11
60581M St Kevins CBS Ballygall Road East, Finglas, Dublin 11 Dublin 11
60741I St Michaels Secondary School Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 Dublin 11
60852R Mater Christi Cappagh, Finglas, Dublin 11 Dublin 11
70180A Coláiste Eoin Cappagh Road, Fingals, Dublin 11 Dublin 11
60800V Loreto College Crumlin Road, Dublin 12 Dublin 12
60841M Rosary College Armagh Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Dublin 12
60990G Meanscoil Chroimghlinne 314/318 Crumlin Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Dublin 12
60991I Our Lady Of Mercy Secondary School Mourne Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12 Dublin 12
70130I Greenhills College Limekiln Avenue, Greenhills, Dublin 12 Dublin 12
70160R St. Kevins College Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Dublin 12
70020B Grange Community College Grange Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13 Dublin 13
91318U The Donahies Community School Streamville Road, Dublin 13 Dublin 13
70081V Riversdale Community College Blanchardstown Rd North, Dublin 15 Dublin 15
91316Q Blakestown Community School Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 Dublin 15
91305L Ballinteer Community School Ballinteer, Dublin 16 Dublin 16
91343T St. Tiernan’s Community School Parkvale, Balally, Dublin 16 Dublin 16
70330Q Coláiste Dhúlaigh Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17 Dublin 17
60262T St Laurence College Loughlinstown, Dublin 18 Dublin 18
91302F Phobailscoil Iosolde Palmerstown, Dublin 20 Dublin 20
70040H Deansrath Community College New Nangor Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Dublin 22
70041J Collinstown Park Community College Neilstown Rd., Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Dublin 22
70042L St. Kevin’s Community College Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Dublin 22
70141N Jobstown Community College Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Dublin 24
91335U Tallaght Community School Balrothery, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Dublin 24
91337B Killinarden Community School Killinarden, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Dublin 24
91338D St Aidan’s Community School Brookfield, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Dublin 24
60343T St Joseph’s Secondary School Convent Lane, Rush, Co Dublin Dublin County
70010V Balbriggan Community College Pine Ridge, Balbriggan, Co Dublin Dublin County
70120F St Finians Community College Swords, Co Dublin Dublin County
91310E Cabinteely Community School Cabinteely, Co Dublin Dublin County
91330K Holy Child Community School Pearse St., Sallynoggin, Co Dublin Dublin County
62981P Colaiste Einde Threadneedle Rd., Galway Galway
63000E Presentation Secondary School Presentation Rd., Galway Galway
63060W Scoil Áine Mainistir Na Coille Moire, Kylemore, Co Galway Galway
63140U St Patrick’s College Dublin Road, Tuam, Co Galway Galway
71250A Colaiste Cholmcille Indreabhán, Co na Gaillimhe Galway
71380N Gairmscoil na bPiarsach Ros Muc, Co na Gaillimhe Galway
71390Q Tuam Vocational School Tuam, Co Galway Galway
71400Q Galway Community College Wellpark, Galway Galway
81012N Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin An Cheathrú Rua, Co na Gaillimhe Galway
91411K Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara Carna, Co na Gaillimhe Galway
91412M Scoil Phobail Clifden, Co Galway Galway
70450D Killarney Community College New Road, Killarney, Co Kerry Kerry
70460G Community College Killorglin, Co Kerry Kerry
70500P Listowel Community College Listowel, Co Kerry Kerry
70540E Causeway Comprehensive School Causeway, Co Kerry Kerry
70550H Tralee Community College Clash, Tralee, Co Kerry Kerry
61700W St Joseph’s Acadamy Kildare Town, Co Kildare Kildare
61702D St Pauls Secondary School Monasterevin, Co Kildare Kildare
70650L Athy Community College Athy, Co Kildare Kildare
70660O Curragh Post-Primary School McSwiney Road, Curragh, Co Kildare Kildare
70680U St Conleth’s Vocational School Station Road, Newbridge, Co Kildare Kildare
70690A Vocational School / Kildare College of Further Studies, Kildare Town Kildare
70710D St Patrick’s Community College Limerick Road, Naas, Co Kildare Kildare
70720G St Farnan’s Post Primary School Prosperous, Naas, Co Kildare Kildare
70730J Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin Rathangan, Co Kildare Kildare
70590T Duiske College Graignamanagh, Co Kilkenny Kilkenny
70600T Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown, Co Kilkenny Kilkenny
70610W City Vocational School New Street, Kilkenny Kilkenny
70620C Coláiste Cois Siúire Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny Kilkenny
70640I Grennan College Ladywell St., Thomastown, Co Kilkenny Kilkenny
71490U St. Aengus Post-Primary Limerick Road, Mountrath, Co Laois Laois
71510A Portlaoise Vocational School Railway Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois Laois
64200R Colaiste Mhichil Sexton Street, Limerick Limerick
64250J Presentation Secondary School Sexton Street, Limerick Limerick
64280S Salesian Secondary School Fernbank, Limerick Limerick
64290V Ardscoil Mhuire Corbally, Limerick Limerick
71790J Desmond College Gortboy, Newcastle West, Co Limerick Limerick
71810M Coláiste Pobail Mhichíl Cappamore, Limerick Limerick
71840V Colaiste Chiarain Croom, Co Limerick Limerick
71870H Abbeyfeale Vocational School Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick Limerick
71920T St Nessan’s Community College Moylish Park, Limerick Limerick
76070A Coláiste Ióasef Kilmallock, Co Limerick Limerick
91446G St Endas Community School Kilmallock Rd., Limerick Limerick
71690F Ballymahon Vocational School Ballymahon, Co Longford Longford
71710I Ardscoil Phadraig Granard, Co Longford Longford
71720L Lanesboro Community College Lanesboro, Co Longford Longford
71730O Templemichael College Templemichael, Longford Longford
71750U Bush Post Primary School Riverstown, Co Louth Louth
71761C St Oliver’s Community College Rathmullen, Co Louth Louth
71770D Ó Fiaich College Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co Louth Louth
71780G Scoil Ui Mhuiri Barn Road, Dunleer, Co Louth Louth
91441T Ardee Community School Ardee, Co Louth Louth
64690O Scoil Muire Agus Padraig Swinford, Co Mayo Mayo
72020L Moyne College Ballina, Co Mayo Mayo
72050U St. Brendan’s College Belmullet, Co Mayo Mayo
72070D McHale College Achill, Westport, Co Mayo Mayo
72100J St. Tiernan’s College Crossmolina, Co Mayo Mayo
72140V Colaiste Chomain Rossport, Co Mayo Mayo
72160E Vocational School Westport, Co Mayo Mayo
76060U Davitt College Springfield, Castlebar, Co Mayo Mayo
71970L St. Fintinas Post Primary School Longwood, Enfield, Co Meath Meath
71980O O’Carolan College Nobber, Co Meath Meath
72010I Beaufort College Trim Rd., Navan, Co Meath Meath
91508C Boyne Community College Trim, Co Meath Meath
72171J Largy College Clones, Co Monaghan Monaghan
72180K Inver College Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan Monaghan
72190N Castleblayney College Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan Monaghan
72210Q Beech Hill College Monaghan, Co Monaghan Monaghan
72530L Ard Scoil Chiarain Naofa Frederick St., Clara, Co Offaly Offaly
72540O Oaklands Community College Sr. Senan Avenue, Edenderry, Co Offaly Offaly
72560U Tullamore College Riverside, Tullamore, Co Offaly Offaly
72290R Roscommon Vocational School Lisnamult, Roscommon Town Roscommon
72300R Corran College Ballymote, Co Sligo Sligo
72320A Coláiste Iascaigh Easkey, Co Sligo Sligo
72340G Gurteen Vocational School Gurteen, Co Sligo Sligo
72360M Ballinode College Ballinode, Co Sligo Sligo
65350S Patrician Presentation Rocklow Rd., Fethard, Co Tipperary Tipperary
72400V Vocational School Carrick-On-Suir, Co Tipperary Tipperary
72420E Clonmel Vocational School Clonmel, Co Tipperary Tipperary
72430H Scoil Ruain Killenaule, Co Tipperary Tipperary
72450N St Joseph’s College Newport, Co Tipperary Tipperary
72480W St. Alibe’s School Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town, Co Tipperary Tipperary
72490C Vocational School Castlemeadows, Thurles, Co Tipperary Tipperary
64930I C.B.S. Mount Sion Barrack Street, Waterford Waterford
64970U Presentation Secondary School Waterford Waterford
72220T Coláiste Chathail Naofa Youghal Rd., Dungarvan, Waterford Waterford
72241E St Paul’s Community College Browne’s Road, Waterford Waterford
76066J Meánscoil San Nioclás Rinn O gCuanach, Co Port Lairge Waterford
63191O St Aloysius College The Park, Athlone, Co Westmeath Westmeath
71420W Castlepollard Community College Castlepollard, Co Westmeath Westmeath
71430C Columba College Killucan, Co Westmeath Westmeath
71450I Mullingar Community College Millmount Road, Mullingar, Co Westmeath Westmeath
71600B Coláiste Abbain Adamstown, Co Wexford Wexford
71610E Bridgetown Vocational College Bridgetown, Co Wexford Wexford
71620H Vocational College Bunclody Bunclody, Co Wexford Wexford
71630K Vocational School Enniscorthy, Co Wexford Wexford
71650Q Kilmuckridge Vocational College Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford Wexford
71660T New Ross Vocational College New Ross, Co Wexford Wexford
71680C Wexford Vocational College Westgate, Co Wexford Wexford
91431Q Ramsgrange Community School Ramsgrange, Co Wexford Wexford
70740M Arklow Community College Coolgreaney Rd., Arklow, Co Wicklow Wicklow
70770V St Thomas’ Community College Novara Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow Wicklow
70800E St Kevin’s Community College Dunlavin, Co Wicklow Wicklow
70810H Avondale Community College Rathdrum, Co Wicklow Wicklow
70820K Abbey Community College Wicklow Town, Co Wicklow Wicklow
91376L St. Killian’s Community School Ballywaltrim, Co Wicklow Wicklow

Nationally, the breakdown per sector of schools that qualified for DEIS is as follows:

A more detailed breakdown on a county basis is not readily available and will be sent separately to the Deputy.

DEIS provides for a standardised system for identifying levels of disadvantage and an integrated School Support Programme (SSP). It is designed to ensure that schools serving the most disadvantaged communities benefit from the maximum level of support available. As a result of the identification and review processes, 203 second level schools have been included in the SSP under DEIS. The plan is being rolled out on a phased basis from 2006 to 2010.

[692]The process of identifying schools for participation in DEIS was managed by the Educational Research Centre (ERC) on behalf of my Department and was supported by quality assurance work co-ordinated through the Department’s regional offices and the Inspectorate.

A review mechanism was put in place in 2006 to address the concerns of schools that did not qualify for inclusion in DEIS but regarded themselves as having a level of disadvantage which was of a scale sufficient to warrant their inclusion in the programme. The review process operated under the direction of an independent person, charged with ensuring that all relevant identification processes and procedures were properly followed in the case of schools applying for a review. In advance of the DEIS action plan, the findings of research carried out by the Educational Research Centre (ERC) showed strong evidence for the proposition that the disadvantage associated with poverty and social exclusion assumes a multiplier effect when large numbers of pupils in a school are from a similar disadvantaged background. Schools identified for inclusion in DEIS were adjudged by the independent identification process to warrant inclusion based on their level of disadvantage.

The national figures provided in the table above show that 50.2% of VECs, 28.57% of Community & Comprehensive and 12.89% of Secondary Schools are included in the DEIS programme. The next identification process is scheduled to be held at the end of the current DEIS programme which runs until 2010. There will not be an opportunity before this for existing schools to be included in the current DEIS programme of supports.

The Department has commissioned the ERC to conduct an independent evaluation of DEIS over the period of the action plan to 2010. This evaluation will aim to monitor the effectiveness of the programme and assess its impact on students, families, schools, and communities at primary and post-primary levels. The thrust of the evaluation is systemic in the sense that it is designed to inform policy making on the role that initiatives like DEIS can play in improving educational attainment, promoting social inclusion and identifying models of good practice in the application of resources and supports.

The next identification process for disadvantaged schools is due to take place in 2010. A Steering group has already been established and has commenced work in examining the socio-economic and other variables that collectively best predict achievement. Wider consultation with education stakeholders and other partners will form an important part of the identification process.


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