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25/09/2021

New primary school for Co Kildare town will ease overcrowded classrooms

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A Co Kildare town has been allocated a multi million euro injection of funding for a new primary school. Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan will be visiting St Evin's Girls Primary School early Wednesday morning. The visit will celebrate official plans to amalgamate St Evin's 340 pupil school with St Peter's Boys School. The multimillion euros building will be located where St Evin's stands. There are currently over 230 pupils at St Peter's School. Speaking to KildareNow, principal of St Peter's, Mr John Cullen said that the new school will ease the current overcrowding issue. Plans are in place to have 24 pupils per class in the new school. At the moment some classrooms have over 32 pupils at St Peter's while the library is being used as a classroom. There will be a designated library in the two -storey building.  It is anticipated that the school will be built by 2017.

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