‘A big blow for the children’ – anger as it emerges new county Wicklow community school will not open as planned
The new Community National School building in Charlesland will not now open at the beginning of the new school year as planned, it has emerged.
The new school building was to provide permanent accommodation for Greystones Community National School and interim accommodation for Greystones Community College.
However, local Sinn Féin TD John Brady tonight said parents of children due to start school in the new Greystones Community College were informed on Wednesday that the building is not yet fit for handover and that contingency arrangements are being put in place instead.
Deputy Brady described the development as “a big blow for the children” and everyone connected to the school.
The Sinn Féin poll topper (pictured below) said: “The news that the new school building will not be ready for the start of the school year was given to parents of children due to start school in Greystones Community College on Wednesday. It is a cause of deep concern as they don’t know if, when or where their children will attend school at the start of the new term.
“The new school building is due to provide permanent accommodation for Greystones Community National School which is currently located in prefabs in Greystones Rugby Club and interim accommodation for the newly established Greystones Community National School.
“The news that the new school will not be ready will come as a big blow for the children, teachers and everyone connected to both schools.”