Midleton’s newest primary school is set to be completed later this month just in time for the end of summer holidays.
The 47,000 square foot Educate Together facility has been in the planning stage for well over 8 years.
The market towns new campus will open its doors on 1 September after the current building closed its doors in June near Market Green.
Principal Rhodri Mears said the school is looking forward to a new era describing the move as a “significant” moment in the school’s history.
“This is a very important mile stone for our school community that couldn’t have happened without our wonderful board of management and staff through our board’s chairwoman Niamh Wild” said Principal Mears.
The purpose-built school building is able to accommodate up to 700 students.
It has been built on a Greenfield site close to Elsinore Heights and Tir Cluain estates.
The two storey structure will have state of the art facilities for all students including ASD facilities, library, an outdoor classroom and a sensory garden in addition to 24 class rooms and comprehensive sports and fitness facilities.
Such is the demand for space there is currently a waiting list for junior infant places.
As the 475 pupil school look to increase its intake over the coming year’s parents can preregister online at http://www.midletonET.com
Minister of state for equality, immigration and integration David Stanton said high quality education in a high quality learning environment is critical to our future success.
He said the latest government investment in education meant the young people of the area can receive the very best opportunities.
“The need for additional schools in the area was glaring and obvious. A lot of East Cork schools have been refurbished to a high standard also. With Educate Together coming on stream it brings lots of ultra-modern facilities like the others.”
The Fine Gael deputy for Cork East said as a result of government investment Midleton now has what would be considered some of the best facilities in the country.