Written Answers - Schools Building Projects

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 738 No. 1

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  122.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   if he expects to be in a position to fulfil, in full or in part, the school building programme in the course of the coming year, with particular reference to requests for additional or replacement facilities or buildings the need for which has been identified in the previous five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19458/11]

  124.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   the new schools in County Kildare likely to be opened in the next 12 months; the extent to which this meets the requirement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19460/11]

  125.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   the number and location of school building projects in County Kildare; the number in respect of which construction work is in progress; the number still at planning stage; the degree to which it is intended to advance such works in the course of the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19461/11]

  127.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   the number of schools at primary and secondary level throughout the country at present which are deemed to be urgently in need of refurbishment or replacement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19463/11]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  I propose to take Questions Nos. 122, 124, 125 and 127 together.

Based on my Department’s most recent statistics, it is expected that enrolments will increase nationally from a current enrolment at primary level of circa 509,652 pupils to circa 552,800 pupils by 2017 and at post-primary level from a current enrolment of circa 317,432 pupils to circa 342,300 pupils by 2017. My Department is currently examining all areas of the country to determine where additional provision will be required at both primary and post-primary level up to 2017. This analysis will inform the development of a multi-annual plan for capital investment in schools.

It is within this context that I recently announced that up to 40 new schools are to be established within the next six years, comprising of twenty new primary schools and twenty new post-primary schools. Of the 40 new schools, 17 will be in the Dublin area with a further twelve in the commuter belt of Wicklow, Kildare, Meath and Louth. Six new schools will be established in Cork, three in Galway and one each in Wexford and Cavan.

In addition, it will be necessary to extend the capacity of many existing schools to meet the demand for increased pupil places. Should the demand for increased pupil places emerge in County Kildare, it may be necessary to increase the capacity of schools in the area. Decisions in this regard will be taken in due course.

All large scale building projects, including proposed projects for Kildare, from initial design through to construction phase will be considered on an ongoing basis within the context of my Department’s multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme and available financial resources.

Meanwhile, the current status of all projects on the school building programme, including those in County Kildare, may be viewed on my Department’s website at www.education.ie and this will be updated regularly throughout the year. For the Deputy’s convenience, however, I [126]am including a spreadsheet setting out the proposed projects for schools in Kildare and their current status.

Projects in County Kildare

Projects on Site

Roll No School Project Band Rating Status
11976 Scoil Choca Naofa, Kilcock Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 In Construction
17662R Scoil Bhride, Kill New School 1.1 In Construction
18654A Caragh National School, Naas Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 In Construction
06209J Athy Model School, Athy Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 In Construction
20192A Scoil Atha I, Athy Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 In Construction
16705E Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Athy New School 1.1 In Construction
61710C Meanscoil Iognaid Rís, Naas Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 In Construction
17674B Sn Aine Naofa, Ardclough New School 1.1 In Construction
20058T Scoil Ui Fiach, Maynooth New School 1.1 In Construction
20271T Scoil na Naomh Uilig, Newbridge Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 In Construction

Projects at Tender Stage

Roll No School Project Band Rating Status
20114D Scoil Brid, Naas Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 Tenders received
18018S Scoil Bhride, Rathdangan Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 Tenders received

Projects to Secure Planning Permission

Roll No School Project Band Rating Status
09414C St Laurences NS Crookstown New School 1.1 Completing Stage 2(a) Developed Design

Projects to Complete Tender Documents

Roll No School Project Band Rating Status
17064U Scoil Phadraig Ballylinan New School 2.2 Completing Stage 2(b) (Tender Documents)

[127]Other Projects in Architectural Planning

Roll No School Project Band Rating Status
18988G St Raphaels Special School Celbridge New School / Refurbishment 1.2 At Early Architectural Planning
19277B St Anne’s Special School Newbridge New School / Extention 1.2 At Early Architectural Planning
19796C St Patrick’s BNS Clane Extension 1.1 At Early Architectural Planning
70700A Maynooth Post Primary Extension/Refurbishment 1.1 At Early Architectural Planning

Projects where Briefs will be formulated in 2011 and the process of appointing a Design Team will commence

Roll No School Project Band Rating Status
15040T Mercy Convent NS, Naas Extension/Refurb Band 1 Brief Formulation. Design Team stage
19797E Scoil Naisiunta Bhride Prosperous Road, Extension/Refurb Band 1 Brief Formulation/Design Team stage.
20257C Sc Naomh Padraig, Celbridge New School Band 1 Brief Formulation/Design Team stage.
19675N St Brigids N S, Kilcullen Special Needs Band 1 Brief Formulation/Design Team stage
18288B Scoil Mhichil Naofa, Athy Extension/Refurb Band 2 Brief Formulation/Design Team stage
16706G St Josephs BNS, Kilcock Extension/Refurb Band 2 Brief Formulation/Design Team stage
11893G St Davids NS., Naas New School Band 2 Brief Formulation/Design Team stage
15957D St Patrick’s Boys NS, Rathangan Extension/Refurb Band 2 Design Team stage

Applications for Major Capital Projects

Roll No School Project Band Rating Status
01821V S N Rath Mor, Naas New School Band 1 Application
13328I Newbridge 2 N S Extension/Refurbishment Band 2 Application
13902O Hewetsons N S, Clane Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
15599D St Brigids Primary School Kildare Town (Kildare) Extension/Refurb Band 3 Application
15769C Monasterevan Convent, Monasterevan Extension/Refurb Band 3 Application
15870O Scoil Chonnla Phadraig, [128]Newbridge Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
16302F St Brigids N S, Ballysax Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
16707I Scoil Naisiunta Naomh Pheadar, Monasterevan New School Band 2 Application
16817P Brannoxtown N S, Brannockstown New School Band 2 Application
16845U Rathcoffey N S, Rathcoffey Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
17254C St Corban’s Primary School, Naas Extension/Refurb Band 1 Design Team to be appointed
17341U Maynooth Boys’ NS Extension/Refurb Band 1 Design Team to be appointed
17650K Scoil Ide Naofa, Kilmead Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
17872F St Conleths And Marys N S, Newbridge Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
17873H S N Connlaodh Naofa N, Newbridge Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
17931S S N Brighde, Ticknevin Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
17968S Ursaille Naofa Teach, An Da Mhile New School Band 2 Application
18063A S N Naomh Lorcain, Levitstown Extension/Refurb Band 3 Application
18093J S N Cloch Rinnce Cloch Rinnce (Kildare) Extension/Refurb Band 1 Application
18130M St Patricks NS, Johnstownbridge Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
18430B S N Baile, Robertstown, Extension/Refurbishment Band 2 Application
18445O S N Scoil Treasa, Kilshanroe Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
18449W St Conleths N S, Derrinturn Extension/Refurb Band 3 Application
18644U Straffan N S, Straffan Extension/Refurb Band 1 Application
18650P Newtown NS, Enfield Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
18666H Tiremohan National School, Donadea, Naas Extension/Refurb Band 1 Application
19794V Scoil Mochua, Aghards, Celbridge Extension/Refurb Band 1 Application
61681V Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge Extension Band 2 Application
61690W Cross And Passion College Kilcullen (Kildare) Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
70660O Curragh Post-Primary School Mcswiney Road, Curragh New School Band 2 Application
70670R Colaiste Lorcain, Castledermot Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
70680U St. Conleths Vocational School, Newbridge Extension/Refurb Band 1 Design Team to be appointed
70710D St Patrick’S Community College, Naas New School Band 2 Application
91371B Leixlip Community School, Celbridge Road Extension/Refurb Band 1 Application
19455N St. Marks Special School, Newbridge Extension/Refurb Band 1 Application
70720G St. Farnan’s Post Primary
18096P Coill Dubh NS, Naas Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application
Extension/Refurb Band 2 Application


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