Over 800 Ukrainian children now enrolled in Galway schools

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

There are now more than 800 Ukrainian children enrolled in school in Galway as support has continued for refugees arriving in the country.

There are 496 Ukrainian children enrolled in primary school in Galway as of the end of September, and 311 in secondary school.

Nationwide, 11,809 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools across Ireland.

Out of that figure, 7,420 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 4,389 pupils have enrolled in post-primary schools.

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.