Midlands Primary School Moves Away From Catholic Patronage

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The government aims to have at least 400 multi-denominational primary schools by 2030, to "improve parental choice."

A primary school in Westmeath is set to transfer from Catholic patronage to a multi-denominational community national school.

The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, says Corr Na Madadh National School in Athlone will be part of the Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board.

The government aims to have at least 400 multi-denominational primary schools by 2030, to "improve parental choice."

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