Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 02/04/2013. Tags: Secondary School News
Rockwell College could be hit with penalties as a consequence of the level of charges it imposes on its students.
The Department of Education is taking a closer look at the matter after concerns were raised that fees faced by boarders and costs paid by day pupils at the school - which is located near Cashel, County Tipperary and has more than 500 students - are greater than approved levels, the Irish Independent reports.
A spokesman from the department confirmed there is an ongoing engagement between itself and Rockwell College over the issue - and the school could be penalised if the department's concerns are not addressed during this process.
If a breach of requirements is discovered, a possible punishment could see the school having its state funding withdrawn.
Rockwell College is part of the free education scheme - an initiative that a number of fee-paying schools are considering entering, which has served to bring the issue of charges to the fore.
Written by Donal Walsh