Additional school places in Scoil Phadraig Naofa

Additional school places in Scoil Phadraig Naofa

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Eddie Kenneally started this petition to Board of Management Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Local Representatives, TDs & Ministers

Scoil Phadraig Naofa in Rochestown offers just 60 places to incoming primary school students (2 classes). This does not meet the needs of the local community including Mount Oval and surrounding housing developments. Every year many parents are left without a school place despite living within walking distance of the school gates and are forced to seek places elsewhere in another parish, miles from their home. This problem has been ongoing for several years and given the surrounding demographic, shows no sign of abating.

 

The Schools Building Unit within the Department of Education are now considering applications from schools for additional accommodation if they are consistently over-subscribed, based on the number of students who have not been offered a place and whose first preference was to go to their local school. The deadline for such applications is in March.

 

We request that the principal and board of management of Scoil Phadraig Naofa submit an urgent application requesting accommodation for a third class with the support of our local representatives  to meet the urgent educational needs of the community and in the interests of the greater good of the students and families in the immediate area who are struggling for options for this coming September. In the interim, until a permanent solution is found, we request that temporary accommodation be put in place for an additional 21/22 class.

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