Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Questions (935)

Ossian Smyth

Question:

935. Deputy Ossian Smyth asked the Minister for Education the status of the design and build process for the permanent site of a school (details supplied); if the premises will comply with the provision of open space for children to play; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15597/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school building project for the school in question is being delivered under my Department's Design and Build programme and the submission of the planning application is imminent. 

Where circumstances permit, the external play space for a school of this size would be 2 ballcourts x 585sq.m and 1 junior play space x 400sq.m.  However this is not always possible in urban settings.  The scheme for the school in question provides 295sq.m external play space and in acknowledgement of the limited play space available, 150sq.m additional internal space above the standard provision in a school of this size was incorporated into the GP Room.