Bray / Woodbrook / Shanganagh Educate Together primary school campaign


The opening of the new primary school previously announced to serve the Bray/Woodbrook Shanganagh area has again been deferred. This school was due to open in September 2022.

The statement from the Department of Education reads:

“The Department has conducted a further exercise on the necessity for the establishment of these six schools in 2022, taking into account a number of factors, including the pace of delivery of the expected additional residential development in these school planning areas, associated enrolments and the capacity in existing schools in the area. The current exercise indicates that the position which pertained when the decision was taken to defer the five 2021 schools has not changed by a significant extent”.

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 has said that it “will keep the pace of delivery of additional residential development in these school planning areas, along with updated enrolment data and demographic data under review and this will inform the timing of school requirements.

When patronage applications are opened Educate Together will apply for patronage of this school. Following this, the Department will open its dedicated Online Patronage Process System website for parents and carers residing in the designated catchment area of Bray, Woodbrook and Shanganagh. 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 Department will collate the results and award patronage according to parental preference. It’s that simple!