Patrons invited to apply for patronage of four new primary schools

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The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has invited patron bodies to apply for patronage of four new primary schools. The new schools are due to be established in September 2014.

The four new schools will be in

  • Midleton, Cork
  • Swords, Dublin Fingal
  • Sandymount/Ringsend, Dublin South.
  • Knocknacarra, Galway City
  • The announcement is the continuation of a process which began in June 2011 when the Minister announced that 20 primary schools and 20 new post-primary schools were to be established up to 2017 across a number of locations to cater for increasing pupil numbers.

    Of the 20 new primary to be built in coming years to meet rising enrolment, seven opened in September 2012 and five more are due to open this coming September. The Department of Education & Skills is forecasting an increase of over 45,050 primary pupils by the start of the 2017/18 school year.