Education in Northern Ireland

Theme Overview

In 2012/13 there were 333,000 children in schools across Northern Ireland. In total, 168,000 children attended primary schools (including nursery units).

In 2011/12, 78% of pupils in year 12 achieved 5 or more GCSEs (Grades A*-C).


More information

Statistical information collected directly by DENI can be obtained from a number of sources:
1. Summary Education Statistics for all schools.
2. Examination Results annual results by school
3. School Leaver's Survey of pupils leaving school.
4. Pupil Attendance
5. Pupil:Teacher ratios for all schools in Northern Ireland.



Other key publications

Detailed Education and Training small area statistics can also be obtained from the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service website by clicking here

Official statistical publications on this theme can be found here

Interactive content from the School Census can be found here.