2020 National 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. Voting is now open in two areas in Cork and Dublin.

Click through to the links above to #VoteEducateTogether and join the relevant mailing list. If you would like to help in any of our campaigns, let us know at newschools@educatetogether.ie.

It is with deep regret that Educate Together has decided not to apply for a further two primary school serving Donabate and Newcastle/Rathcoole and Saggart. Read more here.

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) has opened 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 here 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

  • #VoteEducateTogether here.
  • 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.