2021 Primary Schools


In April 2018, the Department of Education and Skills announced that it would open 42 new primary and second-level schools up to 2022.  We are currently assessing demand for an Educate Together school in these areas:

If you would like to be kept up-to-date, just click through to the links above and join the relevant mailing list. If you would like to help in any of our campaigns, let us know at newschools@educatetogether.ie

Why choose Educate Together?

There are a lot of reasons to choose Educate Together: at primary level Educate Together has forty years experience of providing an education based on human rights and that welcomes all children regardless of religious, social or cultural background. Educate Together has established a tradition of democracy, inclusion and equality that benefits pupils, parents and teachers alike. It’s no wonder that Educate Together schools are in huge demand nationwide.

What happens next?

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) will invite applications for patronage of these brand new national schools. Educate Together will apply for patronage of these schools. Following this, the DES will open its dedicated Online Patronage Process System website for parents and carers residing in the designated catchment areas. If you’re a parent or carer of a child in primary school and living in these areas, you can vote for your patron of choice. The DES will collate the results and award patronage according to parental preference. It’s that simple!

What you can do

Sign up to the relevant mailing list for your area and as soon as voting opens, we will send you the link where you can vote.

  • Please share the link with friends and family that may be eligible to vote.
  • Like and share our social media so your community knows about this patronage survey.
  • If you have any time to spare, you could volunteer to help the campaign – just get in touch.