Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (496)

John Brady

Question:

496. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Education the status of plans to provide an extension to a school (details supplied); the estimated timeline for completion; the student capacity of the school at present; and the capacity when the extension is completed. [38215/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am pleased to confirm that construction commenced for the school in question on 14th October 2020. Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that the works will take approximately 108 weeks to complete.

The works consist of a new four-storey extension plus a stand alone PE Hall, extensive refurbishment of the existing building and all associated site works, to cater for 750 pupils. In September 2019, there were 579 pupils enrolled in the school.