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 Header Item Written Answers Nos. 221-228
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item School Enrolments

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 971 No. 2

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Written Answers Nos. 221-228

School Enrolments

 221. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Celbridge, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary and post-primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29676/18]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton My Department's Capital Programme (2016-2021) continues to address the challenges posed by the significant bulge in pupil enrolments going through our schools. This has seen a significant expansion in the rate of provision of new school places. The Capital Programme details the school projects that are being progressed through the architectural planning process, including those schools in County Kildare. The Capital Programme also provides for devolved funding for additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed.

  Projects in respect of three schools in Celbridge will be progressed under my Department's 6 Year Construction Programme. The acquisition of a suitable site is required to advance the projects and this process is currently in train.

  I wish to advise the Deputy of my announcement in April regarding the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

  I also wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website at www.education.ie - Building Works, the current status of building projects and this is updated regularly.

School Enrolments

 222. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Naas, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary and post-primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29677/18]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton My Department's Capital Programme (2016-2021) continues to address the challenges posed by the significant bulge in pupil enrolments going through our schools. This has seen a significant expansion in the rate of provision of new school places. The Capital Programme details the school projects that are being progressed through the architectural planning process, including those schools in County Kildare. The Capital Programme also provides for devolved funding for additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed.

  The project at Naas Community College has been devolved for delivery to the local Education and Training Board (ETB). The ETB has indicated that the pre-qualification process for contractors for the project is currently underway. I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website at www.education.ie - Building Works, the current status of building projects and this is updated regularly.

  I also wish to advise the Deputy of my announcement in April regarding the establishment of 42 new schools, including a primary school in Naas, over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

School Enrolments

 223. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Leixlip, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary and post-primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29678/18]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton My Department's Capital Programme (2016-2021) continues to address the challenges posed by the significant bulge in pupil enrolments going through our schools. This has seen a significant expansion in the rate of provision of new school places. The Capital Programme details the school projects that are being progressed through the architectural planning process, including those schools in County Kildare. The Capital Programme also provides for devolved funding for additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed.

  I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website at www.education.ie - Building Works, the current status of building projects and this is updated regularly.

  I also wish to advise the Deputy of my announcement in April regarding the establishment of 42 new schools, including a new primary school in Leixlip, over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

School Enrolments

 224. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Clane, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary and post-primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29679/18]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton My Department's Capital Programme (2016-2021) continues to address the challenges posed by the significant bulge in pupil enrolments going through our schools. This has seen a significant expansion in the rate of provision of new school places. The Capital Programme details the school projects that are being progressed through the architectural planning process, including those schools in County Kildare. The Capital Programme also provides for devolved funding for additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed.

  The major building project at the primary school in Clane, Co Kildare is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

  The Stage 2b submission has been reviewed by my Department and authorisation for the Pre- Qualification of Contractors issued on 15 May 2018. Pre-qualification normally takes between 8 and 12 weeks to complete. When pre-qualification is complete, the project will then be progressed to tender stage.

  A letter issued in March 2018, to the school and its Design Team advising them of a timeframe for the progression of this project through to tender and construction. I also wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website at www.education.ie - Building Works, the current status of building projects and this is updated regularly.

  I wish to advise the Deputy of my announcement in April regarding the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

School Enrolments

 225. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Kilcock, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary and post-primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29680/18]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton My Department's Capital Programme (2016-2021) continues to address the challenges posed by the significant bulge in pupil enrolments going through our schools. This has seen a significant expansion in the rate of provision of new school places. The Capital Programme details the school projects that are being progressed through the architectural planning process, including those schools in County Kildare. The Capital Programme also provides for devolved funding for additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed.

  The major building project for a primary school in Kilcock, Co Kildare is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

  The Stage 2b submission has been reviewed by my Department and authorisation for the Pre-Qualification of Contractors issued in April 2018. Pre-qualification normally takes between 8 and 12 weeks to complete. When pre-qualification is complete the project will then be progressed to tender stage.

  A letter issued in February 2018 from the Department to the school and its Design Team advising them of a timeframe for the progression of this project through to tender and construction. I also wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website at www.education.ie - Building Works, the current status of building projects and this is updated regularly.

  I also wish to advise the Deputy of my announcement in April regarding the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

School Enrolments

 226. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Leixlip, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary and post-primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29681/18]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton My Department's Capital Programme (2016-2021) continues to address the challenges posed by the significant bulge in pupil enrolments going through our schools. This has seen a significant expansion in the rate of provision of new school places. The Capital Programme details the school projects that are being progressed through the architectural planning process, including those schools in County Kildare. The Capital Programme also provides for devolved funding for additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed.

  I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website at www.education.ie - Building Works, the current status of building projects and this is updated regularly.

  I also wish to advise the Deputy of my recent announcement regarding the establishment of 42 new schools, including a new primary school in Leixlip, over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

School Enrolments

 227. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Timahoe, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary schools or their replacements, the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29682/18]

 232. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Tiermohan, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29687/18]

 233. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Sallins, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29688/18]

 235. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Clogherinkoe, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29690/18]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton I propose to take Questions Nos. 227, 232, 233 and 235 together.

  My Department's Capital Programme (2016-2021) continues to address the challenges posed by the significant bulge in pupil enrolments going through our schools. This has seen a significant expansion in the rate of provision of new school places. The Capital Programme details the school projects that are being progressed through the architectural planning process, including those schools in County Kildare. The Capital Programme also provides for devolved funding for

  additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed.

  I wish to advise the Deputy of my announcement in April regarding the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

  I also wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website at www.education.ie - Building Works, the current status of building projects and this is updated regularly.

School Enrolments

 228. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Newtown, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Department in respect of each of the existing primary schools or their replacements; the schedule for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29683/18]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton My Department's Capital Programme (2016-2021) continues to address the challenges posed by the significant bulge in pupil enrolments going through our schools. This has seen a significant expansion in the rate of provision of new school places. The Capital Programme details the school projects that are being progressed through the architectural planning process, including those schools in County Kildare. The Capital Programme also provides for devolved funding for additional classrooms, if required, for schools where an immediate enrolment need has been identified or where an additional teacher has been appointed. My Department has recently approved a project to provide four new classrooms for the primary school in Newtown.  The project has been devolved for delivery to the school authority.

  I wish to advise the Deputy of my announcement in April regarding the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by the Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

  I also wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website at www.education.ie - Building Works, the current status of building projects and this is updated regularly.


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