Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has invited the Edmund Rice Schools Trust to be the Patron for a new post-primary school in Carpenterstown and Castleknock, Co. Dublin scheduled to open in September 2017.
This new school will cater for up to 1,000 students, with all the excellent values and experience that the Edmund Rice Network can bring to it.
The school will be co-educational and non-fee paying and will bring the number of schools within the ERST network to 96 across the country. ERST schools combine primary and post-primary, boys, girls and co-educational as well as lán gaeilge schools. In total, over 35,000 children are being educated in Edmund Rice Schools.
Gerry Bennett, Chief Executive of ERST, said the Trust was grateful for the confidence placed in Edmund Rice Schools by the parents and families in Carpenterstown and Castleknock. “The Edmund Rice Schools Trust is committed to ensuring that Irish education remains accessible and inclusive,” he said.