The closing date for voting on the patronage of a new 600-pupil school in Dunshaughlin is next Monday.
The Diocese of Meath is rejecting claims that it has issued instructions concerning information leaflets from other patronage bodies relating to a new post-primary school in Dunshaughlin.
Voting on the patronage of the new 600-pupil school closes on Monday.
Three bodies are seeking the patronage – the Louth Meath Education and Training Board, CEIST and An Foras Pátrúnachta.
Chair of LMETB Nick Killian says they’ve been taken aback by claims that information is not being shared with parents in the area:
In a statement issued to LMFM this afternoon, the Diocese of Meath says the existing post-primary school in Dunshaughlin is under the patronage of LMETB and has a very large enrolment.
A spokesperson says the provision of another school in Dunshaughlin under its patronage would not add to diversity in terms of local choice for parents and students.
The diocese says it shares the patronage of three community schools with LMETB and that partnership is both appreciated and successful.