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Another €6000-a-year school to go into the 'free' scheme

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 18/01/2014. Another €6000-a-year school to go into the 'free' schemeTags: Parenting Education And Politics

Gormanstown College in Co. Meath has announced that from September 2014 it is going into the free education scheme.

Gormanstown is a co-educational school with day and boarding students. Days fees are currently €6000 per year with boarders paying between €8000 and €10,000 depending on whether they are resident for five or seven days. However enrolments in the school have fallen over the last five years from 477 pupils to 205 this year and the school has been in discussions with the Department of Education for some time about it’s future.

In a statement on it’s website announcing it move to the free education scheme, the College says “this fundamental change in status will involve significant developments to the way that the College is managed and controlled into the future to provide an inclusive, relevant and excellent education experience to our current and future student cohort” It completes the statement by saying it’s “educational strategic plan will have, as its vision, Gormanston College as a beacon of educational provision in Ireland – drawing on a rich Franciscan tradition and responding to current and future needs”

Gormanston is the second fee-paying school to take a decision to enter the free education scheme in the past year. Kilkenny College stopped charging tuition fees last September.


Amanda Hyland

(29-01-2015 20:08)

Dear Sirs
I have a 15 year son doing Junior Cert this year. I am looking to see if maybe boarding him would help him academically and socially as he has been troublesome lately. I am not sure if you can help me? Thank you.

Adio Folashade

(19-02-2017 19:17)

Dear sir,
I am wondering if my son can be admitted into your boarding school in order to get him away from distraction and reach his potential academically and also develop socially. He is an intelligent 15 years old boy and have potentials for higher grades but is easily distracted and wont mind starting 5th year come next September.
Looking forward to anticipated positive response sir, many thanks.
Fola' Adio

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