Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (103)

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

103. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to facilitate a second level Educate Together school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15608/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In June 2011, I announced that some 20 new post primary schools are to be established up to 2017 to cater for increasing demographics across a number of locations. While new post-primary schools are planned for the Cork South Suburbs/Carrigaline and Middleton/Carrigtwohill feeder areas, that announcement did not include a proposal to establish a new school for Cork city.

My Department continues to analyse demographic data to identify where further new primary and post-primary schools may be required from 2017 onwards. It will be open to all patron bodies, including the one mentioned in the details supplied, to apply for patronage of any such schools in line with the established patronage determination process for such schools.