#ADifferentClass – Find Out More About Hansfield Educate Together
What is it like to establish a secondary school from scratch in Ireland today? And what happens when this school is located in the heart of one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the country? Who runs the school? And how? This two-part observational documentary follows the principal, teachers, parents and pupils of Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School in the west Dublin suburb of Ongar over 18 months as they prepare for the opening of a new secondary school and welcome the school’s first ever students through the school doors in August 2014. Find out more here
Did You Know?
Educate Together currently receives no state funding to open secondary schools. To donate €4 to Educate Together, text "SCHOOL" to 50300. Educate Together is a registered charity and we receive only 18% of our total related costs from the Government. We rely on the financial support of individuals, companies and charitable trusts to deliver choice to parents and services to our schools.
Find Your Local Educate Together School
Educate Together has a network of 77 primary schools and four second-level schools nationwide. Find your local school here
Find Your Start-Up Group
There are start-up groups in communities hoping to have Educate Together primary or second-level schools all over Ireland. You can find contact details for start up groups in your area here. If there is no start-up group currently in your area, let us know here
Donate to Educate Together
Educate Together is a registered charity and we receive only 18% of our total related costs from the Government. We rely on the financial support of individuals, companies and charitable trusts to deliver choice to parents and services to our schools. You can make a donation to Educate Together here
Learn More About Educate Together
Educate Together is patron body of a growing network of equality-based schools in Ireland. It is an independent NGO that runs schools that guarantee equality of access and esteem to children irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background. These schools are learner centred and run as participatory democracies, with respectful partnership between parents, pupils and teachers. Families of all faiths and philosophical backgrounds choose Educate Together schools because they feel this model of education best prepares their children for today's diverse, globalised world. Find out more here
Learn More About Our Second-level Schools
Ours is a new model of second-level school, one that places the student – your child – at its centre. Our schools are vibrant, welcoming school communities, in which every student feels a real sense of belonging. To find out more, visit the second-level web page.