Written answers

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Department of Education and Skills

School Enrolments

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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393. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the number of school places will be increased in a school (details supplied) to ensure there is adequate school places for children who wish to attend. [44428/20]

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The school to which the Deputy refers is currently in interim accommodation on an interim site pending delivery of its intended interim accommodation on its permanent site in the Dublin 13 area. Work has commenced on this interim accommodation on the permanent site and it is anticipated that this accommodation will be available for occupation by the school shortly.

In addition to the interim accommodation for the post-primary school that site which currently facilitates interim accommodation for a primary school will also accommodate the future construction of the permanent building for the post-primary school. In that regard, there are restrictions on the amount of temporary accommodation that can be placed on the permanent site. Therefore, the Department has informed the school and it’s Patron Body that it will not be possible for the school to increase its enrolment intake beyond the current intake level (which is up to 48 pupils at 1st year intake) for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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