Bruton Unveils Patronage For Nine New Post-Primary Schools

Education Minister Richard Bruton has revealed which bodies will operate nine new post-primary schools once they are opened in 2017 and 2018.

Patronage of the new schools in Limerick City & Environs (East), Malahide & Portmarnock, Firhouse Dublin 24, and Dublin South City Centre is being awarded to Educate Together.

Education and Training Boards have secured patronage of the new schools for Limerick City & Environs (South-West) (Limerick and Clare ETB), Swords (Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB) and Portlaoise (Laois and Offaly ETB, with An Foras Pátrúnactha as Trustee Partner).

The Edmund Rice Schools Trust has been appointed patron of the new school to serve Carpenterstown and Castleknock, while the remaining school in Lucan, Co Dublin, will be run in partnership with Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board along with a new entity, Scoil Sinead Ltd.

The new schools will help cater for up to 8,200 additional post-primary pupils once completed.

Minister Bruton said: "The establishment of these new schools forms an essential part of plans to ensure that sufficient new school places are in place to cater for the growing cohort of pupils at post-primary level over the coming years.

"Additional places will also continue to be provided by extending existing provision, as included in the Six Year Programme of Capital Investment in Schools 2016-2021."


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