Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (567, 569)

Dara Calleary

Question:

567. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school (details supplied); if in the context of a forthcoming amalgamation with a neighbouring school, an application for additional accommodation and support rooms will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33594/19]

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Dara Calleary

Question:

569. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the additional supports available to a school (details supplied) that is amalgamating with a smaller school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33596/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 567 and 569 together.

Further to my response to Parliamentary Question No. 125 of 4 July 2019, I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has now received correspondence in relation to the proposed amalgamation and the matter is being progressed directly with the Patron and the school authorities.

The schools amalgamation process will explore amongst other considerations the need, if any, of additional accommodation to facilitate the amalgamation.