Thursday, November 24, 2022


A Kildare South TD has said there remains high demand for second level places in the area.

Minister of State Martin Heydon noted that his office has received queries in recent weeks as the offer letters have arrived from secondary schools. He added that he’s liaising with schools and families to provide advice and updates.

“I share the frustration of students and families at the uncertainty that exists at this time and I have raised this with Minister Norma Foley and the Department of Education,” he said.

“We have a number of extensions in progress for schools in Newbridge, Athy and Kilcullen, along with the new build for St Paul’s Monasterevin nearing completion and progress being made on the design of the new Curragh post primary school in Kildare town.

“There remains high demand for second level places in South Kildare partly due to duplication of applications per student, however I am confident from previous experience that all students will be accommodated with a second level place next autumn as has happened every year for the last number of years.

“We need the Department to work with local schools on their admissions lists and to proactively manage delivery of any extra accommodation that may be required following that process, so that students don’t have to ensure months of being on a waiting list for a school place.”

By Conor Forrest
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