An application for capital funding towards the provision of a permanent extension has been received from the school referred to by the Deputy. The school planning section of the Department is currently carrying out an assessment of projected enrolments, demographic trends and housing developments in the area which will assist in determining the school's long term accommodation needs. Once this assessment is completed, the project will be progressed in the context of the multiannual School Building and Modernisation Programme. In 2002, the Department funded the purchase of temporary accommodation at the school at a cost of approximately €147,500. Approval was recently given to the school authority to rent a mainstream classroom in temporary accommodation to cater for increased enrolments at the school for September next.