Over 400 Ukrainian pupils now enrolled in Galway schools

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galway daily news Over 800 Ukrainian children now enrolled in Galway schools

More than 400 Ukrainian children are now enrolled in schools across Galway.

Figures from the Department of Education show that there were 295 Ukrainian pupils in Galway primary schools as of June 3.

A further 108 Ukrainian children were also enrolled in secondary level schools in Galway by last Friday.

Galway’s schools account for 5.9 percent of the 6,797 pupils in total who are enrolled in schools across Ireland.

The Education and Training Boards are continuing to operate Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) to assist with their transition.

The primary goal of REALT is to assist families arriving in the country with securing school places for their children.

REALT are also supporting schools in the area to meet the needs of these children as they emerge, advising the Department of Education on what services and new capacity is needed.

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