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Killeens is favoured location for new 1,000 pupil school

Memorandum of Understanding signed between WWETB and Educate Together to provide new post-primary school

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Selskar College in Wexford will be relocated to a new site

Selskar College in Wexford will be relocated to a new site

Selskar College in Wexford will be relocated to a new site

The Department of Education are understood to be looking at at least three Wexford town sites to accommodate a brand new 1,000 pupil co-educational post-primary community school.

An agreement was reached between Wexford and Waterford Education and Training Board (WWETB) and Educate Together last week for the provision of the school under the designated Community College model.

Under the agreement, the Department of Education is to acquire a site for the new school, which will replace Selskar College, and will also accommodate a new Educate Together Primary School. As reported in this newspaper back in January, it appears a site at Killeens is among those being considered and would certainly have the space to accommodate a primary and secondary school. However, Chairperson of WWETB Cllr Barbara Anne Murphy has said that there's no guarantee that both schools will be on the same site.