Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (96)

David Cullinane

Ceist:

96. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to split a school (details supplied) over two sites instead of relocating the whole school temporarily until permanent accommodation has been secured; the reason for the decision; the plans that were drawn up to keep the school as a single unit during its temporary relocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18114/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The school referred to by the Deputy was established in September 2014.  In order to facilitate the opening of the school, its initial establishment, as with most new schools, has been in interim start-up accommodation, pending a permanent school building being made available. 

In order to cater for the school’s growing enrolment numbers, additional interim accommodation is required for the coming school year.  The delivery of the school's accommodation for September 2018 has been devolved by my Department to the school's patron, Educate Together.  In this regard, I understand that Educate Together are making arrangements to procure consultant architects to prepare a planning application and oversee the provision of the accommodation required.