Educational arrangements for Travellers

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Traveller children have the same rights to education as settled children. They are also subject to the same rules on school attendance.

A Traveller child can access additional learning supports in primary school and supports in post-primary school if there is an identified educational need.

Co-ordination of Traveller education

The Advisory Committee on Traveller Education published a Report and Recommendations for a Traveller Education Strategy (pdf). A key objective of the report is the phasing out of segregated Traveller provision and the inclusion of Traveller children and young people in mainstream education.

Guidelines on Traveller education in primary schools and post-primary schools are available from the Department of Education and Skills.

The Department of Education and Skills is responsible for the co-ordination of Traveller education.

Page edited: 11 February 2015