Educate Together has temporary home

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LIMERICK City and County Council has stepped in to make sure the new Limerick Educate Together Secondary School (LETSS) will be able to open its doors on 28 August 2018 to its first intake of first-year students.

Plans are at an advanced stage to secure a permanent location for Limerick’s newest secondary school in the Castletroy Area, however, the school required temporary premises to accommodate the first cohort of 55 students and 12 staff beginning this upcoming academic year.

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Following discussions, Limerick City and County Council has offered the old Salesian’s Secondary School in Fernbank as a temporary home for Limerick Educate Together Secondary School.

It is expected that Limerick Educate Together Secondary School will be using the school in Fernbank for one year, before moving to their new permanent home in the Castletroy area.

Welcoming the announcement, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins said: “I’m delighted that Limerick City and County Council has been able to facilitate Limerick Educate Together Secondary School in opening up on time.  It is important that Limerick parents have a number of options available to them when it comes to educating their children.  Pupils have been educated on the Fernbank site for decades and it’s wonderful that history will be made there when the first Educate Together Secondary School in Limerick opens later this month.”

“It is important that work continues apace at securing a permanent home for LETSS as quickly as possible, so they can grow and offer the particular schooling that parents are demanding.”