This year all primary schools have the opportunity to provide a new 2-3 week summer programme for mainstream pupils with complex needs and those at greatest risk of educational disadvantage.
In addition, the Department of Education is expanding the programmes that ran last year in special schools, special classes and in DEIS schools. This means that there are three programmes available at primary level:
a new Primary Complex Needs/Inclusion Programme for pupils in mainstream classes
an expanded summer programme for pupils in primary special classes and special schools
an expanded literacy and numeracy summer camp/campaí samhraidh programme for pupils in DEIS schools which may be organised through the medium of English or Gaeilge