Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (198)

Richard Bruton


198. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Education if she will consider expanding the capacity of a school (details supplied). [29426/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy will be aware, since April 2018, the Government announced plans for the establishment of 45 new schools over the 4 year period 2019 to 2022. This included a new post primary school for the Donaghmede / Howth / Dublin 13 / Belmayne/Clongriffin school planning area. The school was established in September 2019 and is in interim accommodation pending delivery of its permanent accommodation. It is not possible to increase the school's enrolment intake while it is in its current interim accommodation.

The position regarding the school's permanent accommodation is that a new school building will be delivered under my Department's Design and Build programme.

Planning permission was lodged for the new school on the 31st March 2020 and the Project Manager is currently in the process of responding to a request for further information from the Local Authority. As with all school building projects, the exact timeframe for delivery of the school will be dependent on the grant of planning permission.

My Department will keep the Board of Management fully informed of developments as they occur.