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Report reveals plans for Irish primary schools to share sites


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 04/01/2011. Report reveals plans for Irish primary schools to share sitesTags: Education And Politics Teachers News

A draft report has revealed plans to overhaul the education system in Ireland by suggesting that new primary schools share grounds.

The document, released by senior Department of Education officials, calls for changes in the existing procedures on how new education facilities gain recognition, the Irish Times reported.

It stated that proposed primary schools must show they are ready to be part of a "campus development" and join with other establishments in order to be recognised by the department.

The report noted that it is not practical for "every student to be provided with access to a place in a school operated by a patron of their choice".

It comes as part of the government's aims to reduce the number of small schools in the country.

Last month, the Irish Independent revealed that millions of euros were wasted by failing to build primary and secondary schools and leaving a significant number of sites empty.

Written by Donal Walsh  ADNFCR-2163-ID-800321444-ADNFCR


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