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  • Northside West

Secondary school for Dublin 15 confirmed

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 7:59am
Secondary school for  Dublin 15 confirmed
Secondary school for  Dublin 15 confirmed

THE Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, has invited applications for the patronage of six new post-primary schools including one in Blanchardstown.

The new secondary schools are to be established by September 2020 and are being set up to meet demand from growing populations in parts of greater Dublin, Meath/Kildare and Wicklow.

“Patronage for a new school is an important decision for a community,’ said Minister McHugh.

“These invitations to patrons are only the first step.

“Over the coming months an online patronage survey will run in each area where parents and guardians of eligible children living in the areas will be asked to express their preferences on patronage of these new schools.

“These patronage preferences, together with the extent of diversity currently in each area, will be key to decisions on successful patrons.

“I would also appeal to prospective patrons as the information they provide now and over the coming months will help inform parents.

“Clear, concise and comprehensive information will help parents to make an informed decision.”

Parents whose children will be commencing first year in secondary school from 2020-2024 and who are living in the relevant school planning areas are eligible to make their preferences known in the online survey.

Educate Together has announced its intention to apply for five new second-level schools, including one in Blanchardstown.

Educate Together said it will work with local advocates to raise awareness and encourage families that want an Educate Together second-level school in their area to register their support.

The organisation also indicated its willingness to open an Aonad lán-Ghaeilge should there be a demand. 

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