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Thursday 27 July 2017

Greystones school given go-ahead for new building

The school is currently located in prefabs at the rugby club.
The school is currently located in prefabs at the rugby club.

Permission has been granted for a new building in Charlesland for Greystones Community National School.

Wicklow County Council have granted permission for a facility to include 23 classrooms and a two-classroom special needs unit, as well as a PE hall, and staff facilities.

The application was made by the Minister for Education and Skills and granted last week.

The school has been located at the Rugby Club grounds in prefabricated buildings since shortly after it was established in September 2015.

It is hoped that the new school will be ready by 2018.

When the site was announced, prior to the planning application being made, principal Rory Kinane said that the children, staff and parents are all looking forward to getting their new building.

At the start of its life in 2015, the school was briefly in Templecarrig school until the facility at the Rugby Club was ready. At that time it had one junior infants class. The school will take in its third set of junior infants pupils in September.

A total of 79 pupils just finished junior infants and senior infants at the school. A further 54 will start this year.

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