462 Ukrainian pupils enrolled in Limerick schools


462 of the 13,753 Ukrainian pupils enrolled in schools across Ireland on December 22 were attending schools in Limerick City and County.

That’s according to the latest figures from the Department of Education which show that 284 pupils from Ukraine were attending primary schools and Limerick with a further 178 in post primary education.

This broadly reflects the national trend with 8,823 of the 13,753 Ukrainian children being  accommodated in primary schools while 4,930 pupils were enrolled in post-primary schools.

The figures for Limerick are significantly below those for the neighbouring counties of Clare where 902 Ukrainian pupils are enrolled (570 in primary and 332 in post primary schools) and Kerry where 1,373 are enrolled  (879 in primary and 494 in secondary schools).

The figures for Tipperary show 272 pupils enrolled in schools throughout the county, 162 in primary and 110 in post primary schools.

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To assist with the transition of Ukrainian students and their families into Irish schools, Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) continue to operate, hosted by the 16 regional education and training boards around Ireland and staffed by regionally-based education support personnel.

These teams are ensuring that clear, accessible information flows are in place between schools, local education support services and national support structures in relation to people arriving from Ukraine.