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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools for first time

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

EDUCATE Together will be involved in the running of two new secondary schools in its first engagement with the post-primary sector.

The multi-denominational body will be the patron of a school in Blanchardstown, west Dublin and joint-patron in another school in Drogheda, Co Louth.

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn today announced details of 14 new post-primary schools to be established next year and 2014.

"Educate Together is coming into the second level education system for the first time," the minister said.

"They've agreed in Drogheda that it will be an Educate Together ethos school but with the back-up of administrative experience and support from Louth VEC."

Educate Together has two national schools in the greater Drogheda area and the new 1,000 pupil second level school will be built on the northern environs of the town.

Educate Together will be the first new entrant to second-level education since the 1930s

The successful patrons of the other 12 schools are:

:: Le Cheile Schools Trust (Mulhuddart, Dublin 15)

:: Church of Ireland (Greystones, Co Wicklow)

:: County Dublin VEC (Lusk, Co Dublin)

:: County Galway VEC (Claregalway, Co Galway)

:: County Kildare VEC (Naas, Co Kildare)

:: County Meath VEC (Navan, Co Meath)

:: County Cork VEC (Cork City - South suburbs/Carrigaline)

:: County Kildare VEC (Maynooth, Co Kildare)

:: County Louth VEC (Dundalk, Co Louth)

:: County Meath VEC (Ashbourne, Co Meath)

:: An Foras Patrunachta (Balbriggan Co Dublin)

:: An Foras Patrunachta (Dundrum, Co Dublin).

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