Minister Joan Burton Labour Party TD for Dublin West has welcomed the announcement today on the patronage of 2 new post-primary schools in the Hansfield / Clonee and Mulhuddart areas.
The announcement by Minister for Education and Science Ruairi Quinn TD will see the establishment of the first ever Educate Together Secondary School in the State, the Blanchardstown West School ETS will serve the Hansfield / Clonee area,
The other scholl for Dublin 15 will be the La Chéile School which will be based in Mulhuddart and will offer a new model of Catholic education and will be open to Boys and Girls
Minister Burton said ““I am confident that these new schools, alongside the existing schools in each area, will mean that parents and students have real choice when it comes to deciding which school most reflects their own ethos.”
Today’s announcement is the culmination of the process which began in June 2011 when the Minister announced that 20 new post-primary schools were to be established up to 2017 across a number of locations to cater for increasing pupil numbers.