‘Ed­u­cate To­gether’ school is pro­posed

Novem­ber 2003

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

A multi-de­nom­i­na­tional ed­u­ca­tional group is con­sid­er­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of open­ing a new pri­mary school in Wex­ford.

Ed­u­cate To­gether, a na­tional body which fa­cil­i­tates groups of par­ents to open multi-de­nom­i­na­tional schools, named Wex­ford and Gorey as two towns in which they hope to open new schools.

‘Over the past number of years, we have been con­tacted by a number of peo­ple in all de­vel­op­ing towns on the east coast,’ said the body’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, Paul Rowe.

‘We have opened a school in Wick­low town this year, and one in Water­ford the year be­fore last. We are aware of con­sid­er­able in­ter­est in Wex­ford and down the coast.’

In or­der for a new school to get off the ground, a pub­lic meet­ing will have to be called in po­ten­tial lo­ca­tions. ‘We will see if we have a nu­cleus of peo­ple to es­tab­lish a new school,’ he said.

‘We are ac­tively dis­cussing the pos­si­bil­ity of meet­ing in Gorey or Wex­ford.’

Ed­u­cate To­gether is an Ir­ish ini­tia­tive and is 90 per cent funded by pub­lic do­na­tions. It also re­ceives a gov­ern­ment grant as a recog­nised man­age­ment body. It has 31 schools across the coun­try.

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