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Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects

Photo of Mark WardMark Ward (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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732. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the proposed school in the new development of the Grange and Kilcarberry, Dublin on the Nangor Road will now not go ahead; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [63389/21]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The planned establishment of a new primary school in the Clondalkin_D22 School Planning Area was announced in 2018 as a result of a countrywide demographic exercise which included an assessment of data on residential development activity, including the planned development at Kilcarbery.  As indicated in its submission to the South County Dublin draft development plan 2022-2028, the Department intends to locate this school on a Minister-owned site at Deansrath Community College, which is close to the Kilcarbery development. The timing of the establishment of the schools announced in 2018, including the school to serve Clondalkin_D22, has been kept under review taking into account a number of factors, including the pace of delivery of the expected additional residential development in the school planning areas, associated enrolments and the capacity in existing schools in the areas.

The Department continues to monitor the planned residential development at Kilcarbery and includes the assessment of the anticipated school place requirements associated with that future population in its reviews of school accommodation needs.  The pace of delivery of additional residential development in this school planning area, along with updated enrolment data and demographic data will be kept under review and this will inform the timing of school requirements.


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