Thursday, 1 July 2021
Department of Education and Skills
The school referred by the Deputy submitted an application for major capital funding and funding under my Department’s Additional Accommodation Scheme and my Department’s Planning and Building Unit is currently liaising with the Patron regarding same.
The school in question is operating on a tight site and the provision of additional accommodation is challenging. The Patron has recently secured the use of additional land from the Presentation Order to expand accommodation at the school to meet its short to medium term needs and it is proposed to erect modular accommodation on this site. I understand that the Patron is also considering acquiring additional land for the long-term planning of the school.