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400 pupils from Republic go to Northern Ireland schools

Four hundred and two pupils who live in the Republic of Ireland currently attend school in Northern Ireland including pupils from Donegal attending schools in Londonderry.

Education Minister John O’Dowd revealed the extent of cross-border traffic in response to an Assembly Question from Londonderry MLA Mark H. Durkan.

He said the option was already open to pupils from the Republic who can apply for admission to attend post-primary schools here.

“Currently 402 young people who live in the south attend post-primary schools here and all applicants for the 2011/12 school year were accepted for places,” he told the Londonderry Sentinel.

Belfast Telegraph