More children are attending primary school here than at any time since 1999. (Belfast Telegraph 13th December 2017)
There are more than 173,000 pupils in classes P1 to P7 - a rise of more than 2,000 on last year.
The figures were revealed in a Department of Education report, which details the basic provisional enrolment figures for schools and for children in funded pre-school education for 2017/18.
The data was taken from the school enrolments census, which was conducted in October 2017.