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New school opens with just one pupil

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 05/09/2014. New school opens with just one pupilTags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers

According to the Irish Examiner, a new primary school opened in Tallaght this week with just one pupil, a little girl. The multi-denominational school, Scoil Aoife, was established by the Department of Education to meet a perceived need.

Another Educate Together School and an ETB-run community national school opened just over a mile away at Citywest in September 2012. Both these schools have admitted two classes of junior infants each autumn since then. It had been anticipated that families who could not get places in these schools would send children to Scoil Aoife.

The Examiner reports that the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board are waiting to see if more children will enrol in Scoil Aofe by the end of next week. The Department of Education told the Irish Examiner it will meet with the managing authority to discuss the enrolment situation for this year and next year.


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