Exciting News!! LMETB announced as patron of a new Community National School in Ashbourne, Co. Meath

April 26, 2019

Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) welcome today’s announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Joe Mc Hugh, TD, regarding the awarding of patronage of a new Community National School in Ashbourne, Co. Meath to Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB). The Department of Education and Skills Press Release can be accessed at this link https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2019-press-releases/PR19-04-26.html


Ashbourne Community National School (Ashbourne CNS) will be a multi – denominational, co –educational primary school which will accept students of all faiths and of none. The medium of instruction at the school will be English. Our vision for Ashbourne CNS is of a welcoming, inclusive, diverse and dynamic school that provides a quality learning experience with the learner as core.


Students at Ashbourne CNS will feel a sense of belonging and will develop a love of learning through a positive and happy school experience. The curriculum on offer at Ashbourne CNS will be implemented utilising a diverse range of active teaching, learning and assessment methodologies which will be differentiated to meet the needs of students. Opportunities to bring the curriculum to life will be provided within the classroom and in provision of a broad and diverse range of co-curricular and extra – curricular activities.

LMETB commit to providing the Board of Management of Ashbourne CNS with a range of professional support in the areas of Educational Leadership, Human Resources, Finance and Administrative matters, Capital Works, Information and Communications Technologies and Corporate Governance and Audit back up and support.

Following today’s announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, LMETB will now commence the recruitment process for Ashbourne CNS commencing with the appointment of a Principal Teacher for the school. Details of Principal Teacher and teaching vacancies at the school will be available on www.educationposts.ie and www.etbjobs.ie .

An information evening for parents will be scheduled in the coming days. Further details will be available on our Ashbourne CNS webpage at www.lmetb.ie This webpage also includes all information relating to Ashbourne CNS. Parents/Guardians of prospective  students can forward any query they have regarding enrolment to newcnsab@lmetb.ie or contact the Director of Schools on 042 9334047. An Application Form for Admission is available on our website www.lmetb.ie under the Ashbourne Community National School section. All completed applications and accompanying documentation should be sent to the Director of Schools, LMETB Offices, Chapel Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 C7D8

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. LMETB currently manages three Community National Schools, a Centre for European Schooling, sixteen 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.

Please see below a link to the Department of Education and Skills Press Release:


LMETB look forward to opening this their fourth Community National School in the LMETB region.

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