Location confirmed for new special school in Limerick

The proposed Mungret Community College development

THE MINISTER for Education has confirmed that the location for the new special school in Limerick will be at Mungret Community College.

The school will open its doors in September, with an initial pupil intake of 24, growing to 130 and prioritising children who have no offer of a school place for this September.

Deputy Willie O’Dea received the good news this week saying: “The Minister has confirmed to me that the new special school will be located at Mungret Community College and will start in September with an enrolment of 24 pupils, eventually growing to a capacity of 130 pupils.”

“Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board were selected by the Department of Education to open a new special school catering for children with a moderate general learning disability and complex needs up to eighteen years of age, with an initial focus on those children who do not yet have an offer of a special school place for September 2024.

Further details in relation to the enrolment and admission policy will be confirmed shortly.

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“This is wonderful news for pupils in Limerick with autism and complex needs,” he said.

“I have been making ongoing representations to have more classes and better facilities for special needs children and I am delighted that there is agreement to deliver this Special School in Limerick. Well done to all involved in bringing this fantastic project to this stage of development.”