DDLETB awarded patronage of two new primary schools for Swords, Co. Dublin

DDLETB has been awarded patronage of two new primary schools planned to open in September 2019 in Swords.

The Department of Education and Skills has informed DDLETB that the Swords community has endorsed our state-run Community National School model. The planned new schools for Swords are scheduled to open in September 2019 and DDLETB expects that the Principals will be appointed shortly to lead the new schools.

Paddy Lavelle, Chief Executive of DDLETB said, “This is a very positive development for Swords. The new schools will join six other Community National Schools under our patronage. We see the results of this campaign as a welcome endorsement, from parents and families, for ETB run schools and the Community National School model. “We ran a highly visible and engaging campaign in Swords. Parents clearly supported our vision for child-centred, multidenominational, publicly-accountable schools which strive to provide high-quality education for all learners. They give equal opportunities to all children,” added Lavelle.”

“The new schools in Swords will be technologically advanced using the latest Information and communication technologies. These new schools will further embed our presence on the educational landscape especially in the North-Dublin region,” said Adrian Flynn, Director of Schools with DDLETB.“Our vision is to continue to develop teaching and learning communities that lead
educational thinking both nationally and internationally. We are excited about our shared future with new learners and teachers in Swords. We are now taking this message to Citywest/Saggart, Blanchardstown and Goatstown/Stillorgan for our 2020 post-primary patronage campaign” added Flynn.

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB has been at the forefront of the development of Community National Schools as state-run multi-denominational schools since the first one opened its doors in 2008 and has more than 100 years’ experience as an educational patron in Ireland.