COSTELLO WELCOMES THE FIRST SECOND-LEVEL EDUCATE TOGETHER SCHOOL FOR DUBLIN’S NORTHSIDE
12 January 2016
Labour TD, Joe Costello has welcomed the decision by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board and Educate Together to open a new second-level school on the northside of Dublin.
Deputy Costello said: “I have campaigned for a second-level Educate Together school on Dublin’s northside for many years. “A number of primary Educate Together schools have been established in recent years, and a new primary Educate Together school is being built in the DIT Campus, Grangegorman.
“However, there is not a single second-level Educate Together school north of the Liffey. This creates an educational anomaly. “There has been strong support among parents for such a school, and I am delighted the new Clonturk Community College, as it will be called, will open on the Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9, in September 2016.
“The school will be co-located with Plunket College and is expected to have an initial enrolment of 75 students. It will offer greater diversity in educational ethos and increase the choice available for parents.”