Parents fear children will be left without school places in Cork town

Parents fear children will be left without school places in Cork town

THE Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) is yet to decide whether it will create an additional class to cater for students wishing to attend Carrigtwohill Community College this September, amid concerns that some students will be left without places.

The Department of Education recently sanctioned a major development as part of a new three-school campus in Carrigtwohill, which would see Carrigtwohill Community College, Scoil Chlíodhna Community National School and Scoil Mhuire Naofa move to one central campus in the heart of Carrigtwohill.

However, there are still children with no school place at the Community College ahead of the new school year in September this year, according to concerned parents who appealed for an extra class to be created at the school to cater for demand.

One parent told The Echo that the CETB would not commit to creating the new class, nor did they rule it out.

She said the CETB appear to be delaying the decision until entrance exams for the school take place next week.

A spokesperson for the CETB said:

“No further decisions have been made with regard to enrollment in Carrigtwohill Community College for the 2020/2021 school year.”

Parents in the region are concerned that some students will be left without a school place come September.

Carrigtwohill Community College is currently occupying a former office block and recently installed prefabs amid delays to a proposed three-school campus in the area that was promised in 2012.

The CETB revealed last week that the Department of Education has signed off on a number of developments for the three school campus.

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