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School extension to accommodate greater numbers

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 19/04/2013. School extension to accommodate greater numbersTags: Secondary School News

A community school in Ireland could be set for a major extension as it looks to accommodate a growing number of students.

Enrolments at Kinsale Community School are expected to climb from its current number of 770 to closer to 1,000 over the coming years - and principal Sean O Broin believes the increase in demand for places is down to the successes its pupils have enjoyed in recent times, the Irish Examiner reports.

Indeed, the school - which also caters for children with special education needs - has earned three top prizes in the BT Young Scientist awards in the last seven years.

Mr O Broin explained there has been a steady growth in student numbers at the school since it first opened in 1996 with 500 pupils.

He stated: "I would put it down to people voting with their feet, or with their children’s feet, as they have chosen our school over others in the city or other towns."

Written by Donal Walsh


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