Educate Together Announced as Patron for New Dublin South Secondary School

Ruairi Quinn & Alex White - SchoolsI welcome the announcement that a new secondary school in Dublin South will be under the patronage of Educate Together.

Educate Together operate multi-denominational, co-educational schools. The proposed, new secondary school will accommodate for an additional 1,000 student places.

I’m delighted that progress is being made in delivering a new secondary school for the Dublin South constituency. With a growing young population, it’s positive to see that steps are being taken to expand South Dublin’s second level education infrastructure.

Identifying a patron is an important early step in building a new school. I’m pleased that the new secondary school will be under the patronage of Educate Together. This will provide a further diversity of ethos for students. It also reflects the desire of parents in South Dublin to have a greater choice when it comes to deciding which school most reflects their own ethos.

I look forward to the next stage of the development of the new school which will involve Educate Together and the Department of Education securing a site for the new, multi-denominational secondary school.

Educate Together was formally recognised as a second level patron body by my colleague Minister Ruairi Quinn two years ago. I commend his hard work in ensuring diversity of ethos for our new schools and also his ongoing investment in primary and second level education.