Plans for a new community national school in Mallow, the first of its kind in Munster, are progressing and should be going to planning soon. 

The new school will be built on a site at Castlepark and will be delivered under the RAPID programme. The school will have eight classrooms and specialist ancillary rooms to include two special education tuition rooms. A principal is to be appointed this week and with the build time it is expected to open in mid to late 2015.

Welcoming the news this week, Minister of State Seán Sherlock highlighted the positive impact the school’s construction will have on the local economy. “School building is not just about the welfare of the school community – which is of course important – but it also creates jobs in the Mallow area that will have a knock-on effect on the local economy,” he said.

The Educational Training Board is the patron in waiting of the school. The school will be housed in a temporary building at the Mallow GAA Complex in Carrigoon in September and enrolments are currently open.

“This is an exciting time for the Community School Network, and this Mallow establishment is the first of its kind in Munster, showing that Mallow is leading the way for the entire region,” said Minister Sherlock.