As a recently sanctioned school, the Department of Education and Skills are committed to providing CETSS with a modern, fully-resourced school building. This school will be located in the Douglas/ Rochestown/ Frankfield area, as this corresponds to our catchment area. Following Dáil questions from Michael McGrath T.D. we are aware that the DES are in the final stages of buying a large site in the Douglas area.
In the interim we expect to be located in temporary accommodation in the Douglas area in the short term. As this was not possible by September 2016, we were offered 'interim Temporary Accommodation' in Nagle Community College.
We expect to be located in purpose-built temporary accommodation in Douglas village during the 2017/18 academic year.
'New builds' are all owned by the state and leased on a long-term basis to various patronage bodies. These buildings follow set specifications. If you'd like to see a building that is comparable to that which we are promised, please watch this video of Ballymakenny College, a newly opened Educate Together/ETB secondary school: