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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 November 2020

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Questions (87)

Seán Haughey

Question:

87. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Education if she will allow a school (details supplied) to provide an additional first year class given the huge demand in the area from parents that wish to send their children to this new school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34140/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school to which the Deputy refers is currently in interim accommodation on the Grange Community College site pending delivery of its intended interim accommodation on its permanent site on Belmayne Avenue, Belmayne. Work has commenced on site and it is currently anticipated that the accommodation will be ready for occupation by the school in early December.

In addition to the interim accommodation for the post-primary school that site which currently facilitates interim accommodation for a primary school will also accommodate the future construction of the permanent building for the post-primary school. In that regard, there are restrictions on the amount of temporary accommodation that can be placed on the permanent site. Therefore, the Department has informed the school and it’s Patron Body, Educate Together that it will not be possible for the school to increase its enrolment intake beyond the current intake level (which is up to 48 pupils at 1st year intake) for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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