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New Educate Together Primary School announced


Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/06/2016. New Educate Together Primary School announcedTags: Education And Politics Teachers Parenting


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. announced the opening, from September 2016, of a new primary school under the patronage of Educate Together.

This development is part of the process of primary school divestment and follows surveys of parents on patronage choice in some 43 towns. The aim of the surveys was to establish the level of parental demand for a wider choice in the patronage of primary schools within these areas of stable population.

Following agreement with the Archdiocese of Dublin, the new school will open in September 2016 in permanent accommodation in the former St. Peters Boys’ National School, Limekiln Road, Greenhills, Dublin.

The Minister said: "I am delighted to announce the opening, from September 2016, of a new primary school under the patronage of Educate Together in Greenhills, Dublin."

"We are determined to provide more choice for parents and to make it easier for parents to enrol their children in multidenominational schools, where they wish to do so."

"That is why the Programme for Government commits to reaching 400 non-denominational and multidenominational schools by 2030. That is a highly ambitious target, and represents more than a trebling of the current rate of transfer of Catholic schools to multidenominational patrons."

"We will continue to work with all stakeholders to facilitate the divesting process and strengthen parental choice and diversity within our school system”.

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