The Department of Education has announced that the process to determine patronage of a new primary school due to open in Gurranabraher in Cork in 2021 has been deferred. This means that the new school will not open in 2021. A new date for the process / new school opening has not been announced as yet. We will update you with further developments in due course. You can read the full statement from the Department of Education here.
What you can do
- Sign up to our mailing list here 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 Facebook page 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.
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 the patronage of a brand new primary school. Educate Together will apply for patronage of this school. Following this, the DES will open its dedicated Online Patronage Process System website for parents and carers residing in the designated catchment area of Gurranabraher and Cork City. If you’re a parent or carer of a pre-school child and living in this area, 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!