Patronage announced for new school in North Wicklow.

17th December 2019

Minister of State Andrew Doyle has welcomed today’s announcement that the patronage of the new post-primary school in Kilcoole/Greystones, which is to be established in 2020, is being awarded to Kildare & Wicklow Education & Training Board (KWETB), and welcomes that this will help to cater for  the growing number of post primary school pupils in this part of Wicklow over the coming years.

‘”This school will cater for 800 pupils and will be established in September 2020.”

“Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced the patronage of the six new post-primary schools nationwide which were announced last year as part of the Government’s commitment to invest heavily in education, with 44 new schools to be established between 2019 and 2022 to cater for demographic growth levels.

“As with the other schools included in todays announcement, the Minister accepted the recommendations of the New Schools Establishment.

“Parental preference is a key determinant in deciding the patronage of new schools and it is both welcome and essential that the views of parents as expressed through the process are reflected in the decisions made on the patronage of the new schools.”

‘The new post-primary schools to be established in 2020 will provide significant additional places in the areas they will serve. The growing need for additional post primary places in north Wicklow is very evident and a new school being delivered in this timescale is a positive development. When fully developed,  these 6 new post primary schools nationwide will have capacity to cater for 5,000 post-primary students.”

Area

School Planning Area

Patronage Awarded

Language of Instruction

School Size*

Dublin 15

Blanchardstown_West D15 & BlanchardstownVge_D15

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB)

English

800

Citywest/ Saggart

Tallaght & Newcastle_Rathcoole

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB)

English

1,000

Harold’s Cross

Dublin6_Clonskeagh & Dublin_6W

Educate Together

English

1,000

Goatstown

Goatstown_Stillorgan_DLR

Educate Together

English

800

Enfield

Kilcock School Planning Area

Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB)

English

500

Wicklow

Kilcoole & Greystones 

Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB)

English

800

*based on current projected need but will be responsive to patronage or demographic demand