New Primary School on Sallins Road
Thu 13 May 2004
Permission has been granted for the building of a primary school on the Sallins road, comprising 16 classrooms and will cater for 500 pupils. This will alleviate the overcrowded conditions in the boy’s school.
Overcrowding in the existing boys school along with a refusal of funding from The Department of Education forced the school to pursue a self build option. The principal approached the Naas Town Council for assistance and Timmy Conway proposed that money from the development fund be used for this. However, his proposal was voted down by a majority of the other councillors. The school went ahead and built three new Special Needs classrooms at a total cost of €124,000 - see photos. Up until then, special needs had to use the Gym. This has meant that in the past year, the school was in a position to facilitate all applicants. The finance was raised by loan and is being repaid through fund raising
Declan McGovern has written to the Dept. five times without a reply. More recently the existing school's request for funding for temporary classrooms has also been refused, which means that only eight students can be accommodated who will have to be chosen by lottery.
Following representations from Timmy Conway the minister confirms that tenders for construction were invited on 7/04/2004 - see letters by clicking the links below:
Letter from Charley McCreevey - View image
Letter from Noel Dempsey - View image