4 July 2022
The Department of Education can confirm that as of 30 June, 7,285 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools across Ireland. Out of that figure, 5,047 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 2,238 pupils have enrolled in post-primary schools.
The data is based on schools enrolling children and entering the data in the primary and post-primary online databases of the department, noting there may be a time lag between enrolment and entry on the database.
Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) will continue to operate while schools are closed for the summer. Ukrainian parents and guardians who plan to enrol their children in school in September are asked to contact their local REALT during this time.
The REALT teams are hosted by the 16 regional education and training boards (ETBs) around Ireland. Each REALT is led by a co-ordinator funded by the Department of Education.
The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and to assist families in securing school places. REALTs 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.