IFI applies for secondary school patronage

8 September, 2019

The Department of Education and Skills has announced plans for the establishment of six post-primary (secondary) schools to open in September 2020 and has invited patron bodies to apply for patronage of these schools.

As a recognised patron body, the Islamic Foundation on Ireland (IFI) has applied for the patronage of the planned secondary school for Blanchardstown West and Blanchardstown Village, Dublin 15 (See map below of catchment area of the school.)

The school is to cater for children living within the school area who are due to commence their post-primary education from 2020 onwards.

Parental preference is central to the process of choosing the patron body.

An online Patronage Process system has been developed by the Department of Education and Science which provides information to all parents and mothers, fathers and guardians of children who are due to enrol in secondary school from 2020-2024 in these areas are being invited to complete a new online survey.

If you support creation of the first secondary school with Muslim ethos for your children, please ensure that you make the Islamic Foundation of Ireland your choice for the patron body of the school.

In order to vote, visit patronage.education.gov.ie (the voting will remain open until October 4th 2019)


Alternatively, for more information and keep updated on the process, please email IFI.


Proposed school info:

Size: (pupils): 800.
Ethos: Islamic (if successful)
Type: co-educational



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