As the Deputy will be aware, the need for a school site can arise as a result of the establishment of a new school to meet demographic need or where an existing school site is no longer capable of meeting the school’s needs. The latter is the position in the case of St Pauls’ Secondary School in Monasterevin and in the case of St Raphael’s Special School in Celbridge. My Department is currently working to provide a permanent site for these schools.
Two schools established in recent times in Celbridge, Co. Kildare in order to meet demographic need are both in interim accommodation. They are Celbridge Community School and St. Patrick’s National School in Celbridge. My Department is responsible also for providing a site for these schools .
Three new primary schools are due to be established in Co. Kildare: Maynooth and Leixlip in 2019 and Naas in 2021. My Department is responsible for providing a permanent site for these schools also.