Children in Drumcondra are set to get a new primary school in 2016, Fine Gael Councillor Noel Rock has reported.
“Seven new primary schools are to be created around the country this year and next year and I’m delighted to report that one of those schools will be in our area,” Councillor Rock stated.
“Parents and children in Drumcondra/Glasnevin/Marino will have the choice of an additional school in their area in 2016. This area has a high population of young families and deserves the very best facilities.
“As well as being good news for residents of these areas, basic construction costs for the seven new schools nationwide will be in the region of €24m. This level of investment by the State will support some 240 direct jobs and 48 indirect jobs,” the Councillor continued.
Since 2011, 20 new primary schools have opened around the country. When developed, these new schools will cater for almost 3,000 pupils. A patronage determination process for the 2016 schools will be carried out later this year.
“The announcement of two new primary schools in the area gives further cause for consideration of an Educate Together second level school as a cause for priority. From my work with the campaign, I’m all too aware that the level of interest in such a school is huge. Over 2,000 Northside parents signed a petition calling for this last year, so I can assume that this campaign will gain even greater momentum when a new potential feeder school comes on-stream,” Councillor Rock concluded.