Over 100 Ukrainian Pupils Are Enrolled In Co. Tipp Schools


Over 100 Ukrainian children are enrolled into schools in Co. Tipperary according to the Department of Education.

The majority of pupil (72) are within primary schools while 32 students are in secondary schools in the Premier County.

To assist with the transition of Ukrainian refugees and their families into Irish schools Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) are now in place, hosted by the 16 regional education and training boards around Ireland and staffed by regionally based education support personnel.

The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and the initial focus will be on assisting families in securing school places. REALT are also supporting schools in the area to meet the needs of these children as they emerge, advising and supporting the Department of Education in developing new capacity where required, and co-ordinating the provision of education services to schools and families across their defined area.

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.

Information for parents in Ukrainian and Russian on accessing school places is available on gov.ie/Ukraine.

Nationally a total of 5,843 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools, with Dublin, Cork and Kerry taking in the most.