Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Questions (96)

Willie Penrose


91 Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Skills when approval will be given for a secondary school in an area (details supplied). [4462/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

As the Deputy will be aware, in June 2011, I announced that 20 new post-primary schools are to be established in the next six years across a number of locations to meet significantly increasing demographics in those areas. This announcement did not include a proposal to establish a new post-primary school in the area referred to by the Deputy. The Forward Planning Section of my Department will continue to analyse demographic trends to determine the level of additional school provision which will be required into the future. Overall school requirements in the area referred to by the Deputy will be fully considered in this context.