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The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., has last week welcomed the establishment of a new primary school for Fermoy, to open this coming September 2018.
The Minister thanked Cork Education and Training Board for working with his Department to make available part of the former Technical school in Fermoy in order to facilitate the establishment of the new school under the patronage divesting process. The Minister also congratulated the new patron, Educate Together.
In January 2017, the Minister announced new plans aimed at providing more multi-denominational and non-denominational schools across the country, in line with the choices of families and school communities and the Programme for Government commitment in this area.
This new Schools Reconfiguration for Diversity process, which is underway and involves the transfer of live schools, has the potential to significantly increase patron diversity in our school system with a target of reaching 400 multi-denominational and non-denominational schools by 2030.
The Minister would like to express his thanks to Cork ETB for facilitating the opening of the Fermoy ET school and wishes the school well for its establishment this coming September.