By Dan Walsh
Significant progress has been made in the delivery of a new primary and secondary school in the Clonard area of Wexford town, but the exact location is still to be disclosed.
The Department of Education and Skills has agreed a service level agreement with the Waterford and Wexford Education Training Board to deliver an additional primary school and secondary school in the town.
The agreement reached by both bodies marks a significant step of progress in the devolved delivery of a new primary school and secondary school in Wexford town. WWETB will deliver the construction of Selskar College and Wexford Educate Together National School.
Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne has welcomed today’s announcement, and he told WexfordLocal.com; “As the Chair of the Board of Management of Wexford Educate Together National School (WETNS), I’m delighted with the progress in the delivery of a new primary school and secondary school in Wexford town.
“I’ve been seeking a permanent school building for WETNS for several years.
“The shortage of Secondary School places in Wexford town has been a long running issue and a cause of frustration and stress for parents and children alike. I’ve attended several public meetings and talked to numerous parents over the years about this,” concluded Minister Browne.
It is expected that the schools will be ready to be occupied within three years and, hopefully, sooner. The location of the schools will be in Clonard, with the exact location still to be disclosed.