By Dan Walsh
Confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills that an additional secondary school for as many as 500 children will be constructed in Gorey. The Department of Education and Skills has approved in principle the provision of an additional secondary school and will now seek to identify a patron and site for the school.
Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne has welcomed the announcement as a huge step forward that will benefit the children and parents in Gorey and North Wexford.
“While serving as an opposition TD, I frequently highlighted the need for a third secondary school in North Wexford. In March 2019, I highlighted the clear concerns of parents in Gorey town and Riverchapel. It was clear that there was a significant spike in the number of sixth class students moving to secondary school. This is a major step forward for north Wexford,” Minister Browne told WexfordLocal.com
“Following recent requests to the Education Minister, Norma Foley T.D., I’m delighted that Minister Foley understood the situation and that a patron and site for a new school will now be sourced. Families across North Wexford will be delighted with this news and I will now make sure that this is a top priority for the Department of Education and Skills forward-planning unit”, Minister Browne concluded.
The process to source a patron for the site will get underway with a deadline of October 31st, 2020. A parental survey will also take place.