A New LMETB 600 Pupil Post Primary School for Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath

Welcome to the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) Patronage Campaign page. Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) is the largest comprehensive educational provider in the Louth and Meath region with a range of educational services from primary to post primary and further education and training. Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) is committed to excellence and innovation in the education of young people and adults through the provision of dynamic services delivered by professional staff. We are proud to serve the communities of counties Louth and Meath, work with our educational partners and contribute to the development and growth of the Louth/Meath region.  

LMETB has applied to the Department of Education and Skills to be the patron of a new 600 pupil post primary school to open in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath in September 2021. Please click here to view our submission to the Department of Education and Skills including an overview of LMETB and our vision for the new post primary school in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath.

LMETB has an excellent tradition in new school start – ups with our most recent Community National School (CNS) opening in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath in August 2020 (http://www.dunshaughlincns.ie/) and a new post primary school, Enfield Community College (www.enfieldcc.ie) opening in September 2020 also.

LMETB is also patron of Dunshaughlin Community College (https://dunshaughlincc.ie/ ), a well established post primary school in Dunshaughlin. The reputation that Dunshaughlin Community College has built up locally has resulted in demand for places at the school greatly exceeding supply over the last number of years. LMETB, if awarded patronage of this new post primary school will ensure that the same high quality educational experience is provided at the new school.

If LMETB are awarded patronage of this new post primary school, we look forward to opening the doors to a new school which will offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a diverse range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities where the aptitudes of students are central to its design. Further information on LMETB can be accessed at www.lmetb.ie 

LMETB currently manages four Community National Schools, a Centre for European Schooling, seventeen post primary schools including one school with Post Leaving Certificate provision and two dedicated Post Leaving Certificate colleges. LMETB is also joint patron of six Community Schools located in Ardee, Ashbourne, Athboy, Drogheda, Kells and Trim. 
A listing of all LMETB schools and colleges can be accessed here

An Online Patronage Process System (OPPS) has been developed by the Department of Education and Skills to provide objective information to all parents which will allow them to make an informed choice about their preferred model of patronage for their child’s education. Parental preferences will be submitted by parents online. We hope you will choose LMETB as the patron of the post primary school in Dunshaughlin.
A link to the Department of Education and Skill’s online system for patronage can be accessed here.

The Department of Education and Skills planning map for the new school can be accessed here. 

The following information may also be of interest to you: 

  1. Introduction to LMETB YouTube Clip
  2. LMETB Strategy Statement
  3. Education and Training Boards Act 2013
  4. Education Act 1998
  5. Invitation to apply to the Department of Education and Skills for the establishment and patronage of a 600 pupil post primary school to open in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath in September 2021

LMETB currently have two administration offices at Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath and Chapel Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Should you wish to contact the Director of Schools, Fiona Kindlon with any queries about the new school, please email fclinton@lmetb.ie

We look forward to working with you.