Pupil numbers grew 10% at multi-denominational schools

Catholic schools still account for over 90% of primary enrolments

Enrolment figures  for the 2017/2018 academic year  show  total enrolments in mainstream primary schools stood at 555,241, up by just over 5,000 or 1% over the previous year

Enrolment figures for the 2017/2018 academic year show total enrolments in mainstream primary schools stood at 555,241, up by just over 5,000 or 1% over the previous year

Multi-denominational schools are the fastest growing school patrons in the State, with pupil numbers growing 10 per cent in the last year alone.

However, the vast majority of pupils remain in denominational schools, with Catholic schools accounting for more than 90 per cent of enrolments at primary level, new figures show.

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