Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (100)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

100. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on the patronage of the new school proposed for Knocknacarra, Galway; the names of the potential patrons who have applied for the patronage of this school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35776/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The application assessment process for the patronage of the new primary schools due to open in September 2014, including the new school proposed for Knocknacarra, Galway is currently under way. As part of this process, my Department will prepare a report for consideration by the New Schools Establishment Group who will submit a report to me for final consideration and decision. I expect to be in a position to announce my decision later this year. Three prospective patrons have applied for patronage of the new school in question. These are Lifeways Ireland Limited, City of Galway VEC (now part of Galway & Roscommon Education and Training Board) and Educate Together.