New Educate Together School for Firhouse, Dublin South West
Firhouse is getting a 1,000 student Educate Together School which is due to open within the next two-years, according to Dublin South West Independent Minister, Dr Katherine Zappone.
Minister Zappone says the new school will ensure that local teenagers can receive quality education in their communities.
“Confirmation that Educate Together is coming to Firhouse will not only ensure quality education but will also provide greater choice for families in terms of post-primary schools”
It is expected that in 2018 the new school will start taking in first year students and then increase capacity to 1,000 places.
The Firhouse school will like other Education Together schools provide classes to teenagers “irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background.”
More than 20,000 young people attend such schools across the country and demand continues to grow – Firhouse will join the growing list of communities where education has been transformed.
During the negotiations for Government earlier this year I highlighted the need for a dynamic and innovative education system that reflects the diversity of twenty first century Ireland.
To make this a reality we need to deliver equality in education through diversity of faith and belief in our schools.
In Firhouse parents will soon have greater choice in selecting a school which is not only local but welcomes all.
It is my hope that preparations will advance swiftly and that Educate Together will commence classes within the two-year timeframe.”