Educate Together Secondary School Applications

Posted April 23rd, 2018

The Dublin South City Educate Together Secondary School, which will be located in Dublin 4, is now taking applications for 1st and 2nd year entrants for the 2019 / 2020 school year.

The catchment area is Dublin 2,4,6 & 8. The school will likely be located in the Ballsbridge area for the next year or two before moving to the Roslyn Park site in Sandymount.

The closing date for completed application forms will be Friday 24th August 2018.

To fill out an application or find out more, go here.


19th October 2017

Shellybanks Educate Together National School will be moving in to a temporary building at the Roslyn Park site in Sandymount in September 2018. It will then move to its permanent building on site in 2019 when construction is complete.

The Educate Together post primary school for the constituency will open in an unconfirmed Dublin 4 location in 2018 before moving to Roslyn Park in 2019.

The Department of Education is at an advanced stage of acquisition of the Greyhound site in Harold’s Cross. If this goes ahead as planned; the site will house a school/s. The type and patronage of school to be housed here will be determined by the outcome of a national review of demographics.

To read the full information from Minister Bruton, go here.


5th May 2017

For parents in the Dublin Bay South constituency, the issue of school places for local children is of paramount importance and one that I will continue to prioritise as your local TD.

As such, I wholeheartedly welcome the confirmation by my colleague Richard Bruton that an offer has been made to buy the site of the former greyhound stadium at Harold’s Cross and that this has been accepted by Bord na gCon.

While the purchase has to go through the standard approval process, the Department of Education and Skills has made clear that its intention is to use the site to provide additional schools infrastructure for south Dublin city.

This is terrific news for local families. We now need to further increase the range of schooling options available to parents by enhancing diversity – such as Educate Together schools, for instance –  liberalising and secularising admissions policies and guaranteeing places for the children of past pupils.

You can read Minister Bruton’s statement here.

Listen to my explanation of why we need a fairer admissions policy here (44 minutes in).