New schools


The Department of Education has announced that the process to determine patronage of these new primary schools has been deferred:

A new date for the process / new school opening has not been announced as yet. You can read the full statement from the Department of Education here. We will update you with further developments in due course on this web page. 

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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 will invite applications for patronage of these brand new national schools. Educate Together will apply for patronage of these schools. Following this, the Department 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 Department will collate the results and award patronage according to parental preference. It’s that simple!

What you can do

Sign up to the 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.