Ceist Pharlaiminte
Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha
To the Minister for Education and Science

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if, as a result of the population
increase in the Johnstownbridge and Enfield areas in County Kildare, she has
given consideration to the establishment of a secondary school for this
locality; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
– Anthony Lawlor.

* For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 11th November, 2015.
Minister Jan O’Sullivan

My Department is in the process of concluding a report on the outcome of a
nationwide demographic exercise to determine where additional post-primary
school accommodation will be needed from 2017 onwards. The demographic exercise
encompassed all areas of the country, including the Johnstownbridge and Enfield
areas in Co. Kildare. I will announce the details of the new post-primary
schools to be provided nationwide arising from this exercise in due course.

Where new schools are to be established, my Department runs an open patronage
determination process to determine who will operate the schools. It is open to
all patrons and prospective patrons to apply under this process.