Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects
The Government announced plans in April 2018 for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next 4 years (2019 to 2022), including a new post-primary school which is to be established in 2020 to serve the Kilcoole and Greystones school planning areas as a regional solution. Newtownmountkennedy is located in the Kilcoole school planning area.
This announcement followed nationwide, demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country.
The patronage process for this new school is complete and patronage was awarded to Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board.
A site is required to construct a permanent school building. A potential site has been identified and discussions are ongoing with the landowner with a view to acquiring this site.