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To: Norma Foley, Minister of Education.

We Need a New School in Dublin 8!

For generations Dublin 8 has experienced under-investment in secondary education. We need a new school to address this.

Why is this important?

Educate D8 is a community group representing families in Dublin 8. For generations Dublin 8 has experienced under-investment in secondary education. Our Educate D8 Campaign has two main aims to address the under- provision of school places in our area:
1. To secure the establishment of a new secondary school in the area.
2. To gain access to the consultation process on ethos and patronage.

Why do we need a new school?

45% of children in Dublin 8 have to leave the area to go to secondary school.
2135 Dublin 8 kids will need to leave the area for secondary school by 2026.
Only 11% of children in Kilmainham Dublin 8 walk or cycle to school (active travel) in comparison with 75% in Clonskeagh Dublin 6. Kilmainham children have the longest commutes in Dublin.
Children in Dublin 8 face up to a 90-minute commute to Sandymount Educate Together Secondary School, which was offered by the Department of Education as a solution to our problem. The average national commute for teenagers is 19.5 minutes (CSO, 2022).
62% of the population in Dublin 8 is not Catholic (CSO, 2022).
0% of the secondary schools in Dublin 8 are multi-denominational.
89% of Dublin 8 parents surveyed would like to send their children to a local secondary school.
6th class pupils in Dublin 8 are dispersed to up to 14 different secondary schools, decimating their community.
Population growth in Dublin 8 between 2016 – 2022:
-the population grew by 14% as opposed to 4.6% in Dublin City.
-the population of 10-19 year olds grew by 30% in comparison to 14% growth nationally.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN AND SIGN OUR PETITION ASKING MINISTER OF EDUCATION TO GRANT US A NEW SCHOOL FOR OUR CHILDREN.

Visit our website https://d8newschool.ie/ or join our campaign WhatsApp
https://chat.whatsapp.com/Kl3PytsabTv1jsZfStgPTr

Dublin 8, Ireland

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