Vote for the new Post-Primary School in Blackrock, Booterstown and Dún Laoghaire

Dublin & Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board is currently applying for the patronage of the new Post-Primary School in Blackrock, Booterstown and Dún Laoghaire.

The Department of Education decides which areas of the country need schools. The Department creates a catchment area for schools and invites parents to vote for their preferred patron.

You can vote for your school patron on the Department’s Online Patronage Preference System (OPPS).

Who can vote in the primary patronage survey? 

Parents of children / young people living in the catchment area can vote. To vote you will need your child’s PPS number and your Eircode.

You can find more information on the post-primary school processes on the Department’s website here.

If you have any further questions regarding DDLETB and post-primary school patronage , don’t hesitate to get in touch with Janet:

Who will build the new school?

The Department of Education and Skills is responsible for the site acquisition, planning permission and building of all new school buildings, regardless of the patron. Schools that opened in the last few years have all opened in temporary accommodation.


We are a patron of 10 Community National Schools & Special Schools and 27 Second-level schools and Community Colleges. We are a proud patron of Further Education Colleges & Training Centres, Adult Education Services, Youthreach, Youth Community Training & Youth & Sports Development Facilities.