Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) the Action Plan for Educational Inclusion, was launched in May 2005 and remains the Department of Education and Skills policy instrument to address educational disadvantage. The action plan focuses on addressing and prioritising the educational needs of children and young people from disadvantaged communities, from pre-school through second-level education (3 to 18 years).
DEIS provides for a standardised system for identifying levels of disadvantage and an integrated School Support Programme (SSP).
836 schools are included in the programme in the 2015/16 school year. These comprise 646 primary schools (330 urban/town schools and 316 rural primary schools) and 190 second level schools.
Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS), the Action Plan for Educational Inclusion
List of DEIS schools
Supports to DEIS schools
Press Release about the publication of Learning from Evaluation of DEIS
Learning from DEIS Seminar (DEIS Seminar May 15th 2014)
Historical Educational Disadvantaged Schemes (Pre DEIS) and DEIS Report - Legacy Posts
Address: Department of Education and Skills, Social Inclusion Section, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 X659
Phone: (090) 648 3772 / 4096