Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (477)

Darren O'Rourke

Question:

477. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the increased demand for secondary school places at a school (details supplied) as the school is at capacity and requires additional space in order to accommodate would-be 2021 first year students from the catchment area; the date on which funding will be allocated to allow school officials proceed with the erection of two temporary Portakabins prior to the commencement on works on a permanent building in the future; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37877/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm that my Department is in receipt of an application for capital funding, under the Additional School Accommodation (ASA) scheme, from the school authority referred to by the Deputy. The assessment process will consider the need for additional, permanent accommodation and also for interim accommodation, as appropriate. Once the assessment is completed, a decision will be conveyed directly to the school authority.