Written answers

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Education and Skills

School Patronage

Photo of David StantonDavid Stanton (Cork East, Fine Gael)
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298. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the procedures to be followed to enable a school to change to a different patron; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28917/24]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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Under the Education Act 1998, the legal responsibility for transferring patronage rests with the current school patron in the first instance.

A school patron may write to me, as the Minister for Education, to request a voluntary transfer of patronage to another school patron under Section 8 of the Education Act 1998 in relation to a particular school and requesting that the patron register is amended accordingly.

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