Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Ceisteanna (824)

Joe Carey


824. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of population growth, if she is satisfied that post-primary schools in the immediate Ennis area, County Clare, can between them cater for all pupils seeking school places in Ennis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12058/15]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

My Department is currently carrying out a nationwide demographic exercise to determine where additional post-primary school accommodation might be needed from 2017 onwards. This includes an examination of the Ennis area. On foot of this review, arrangements will be made to provide additional post-primary accommodation where this is needed.

The Deputy may be aware that an extension project for Ennis Community College to allow it to cater for 750 pupils is currently in the early stages of architectural planning. The project is devolved for delivery to the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board.