Three Co. Tipp Primary Schools to be Given Co-ed Status

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Three primary schools in Thurles are to become fully co-educational following a review conducted on behalf of the Patron the Archbishop of the Diocese. 

The change is to come into effect in the 2023/2024 school year. 

The schools involved are Scoil Ailbhe, Scoil Angela and Presentation Primary. Scoil Ailbhe is to be granted full vertical status meaning that the school will now enrol male and female students from junior infants to 6th class. 

The next phase of the project will be a co-ordination of enrolment strategy between the primary schools in the area.

Initially an enrolment cap will be  in place on the 3 effected schools during the transition period.

This is designed to maintain stability in the teacher allocations. Each of the six primary schools in the parish has now been asked to provide details as to their enrolments to enable further detailed planning to take place.