Our Network

Educate Together Campaigns & Start-up Groups

Educate Together schools are established in an area following an engagement process with local parents. A start-up group is established which liaises with the National Office staff and assists with establishing the extent and longer term potential of local parental support for the school.

The establishment of any new school can be a long process that continues for many years. A start-up group is made up of parents who want an Educate Together school for their children. In recent years Educate Together has grown substantially and parental support for these campaigns has been critical to the successful establishment of schools.

Below you will find a list of active start-up groups and links to Expressions of Interest forms for each area. 


CURRENT CAMPAIGNS #VoteEducateTogether

The Department of Education and Skills has committed to opening brand new second-level schools in the following areas in 2020. The Department will soon open an Online Patronage Survey on its website where parents and carers can chose their preferred patron. If you're in any of the following areas and want an Educate Together secondary school, please follow the link and sign up to our mailing list - we will be in touch as soon as we have further information. 

If you would like to volunteer to campaign for any of these schools, please contact us at newschools@educatetogether.ie 



Carlow Educate Together Secondary School Campaign 
Expression of Interest form here


Cork City Educate Together Second-level Campaign


Campaign for an Educate Together national school in West Cork

Expression of Interest form here


Campaign for an Educate Together second-level school in West Cork

Expression of Interest form here




Citywest Saggart Educate Together Second Level Campaign

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Educate Together National School in Killarney 

Expression of Interest form here


South Kildare Educate Together Second-level Campaign


Laois Educate Together Second-level Campaign



2020 Enfield Second-level Campaign here


Educate Together national school in Clonmel

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Education Together national school in Nenagh

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Educate Together national school in Athlone

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Educate Together national school in Enniscorthy
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Educate Together second-level school in Wexford

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The New Schools Programme in Educate Together is supported by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government under the SSNO 2016-2019 Programme. 



What is an Educate Together National School?

Educate Together schools are equality-based, co-educational, child centred, and democratically run. Educate Together schools are open to every child. Hit the Download button to learn more! 

Second-level Brochure for Parents

People now see that our second-level schools need new, innovative approaches for the 21st century. Our Brochure for Parents provides information about what our schools will be like.

Blueprint for Educate Together Second-level Schools

The details of how our second-level schools will run are outlined in the Blueprint for Educate Together Second-level Schools. This documents in detail how the Educate Together model delivers key life skills as well as academic performance. 

Address: Educate Together, Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland - Charity Number: CHY 11816