Kilkenny city school for early learners gets green light for exciting expansion
A primary school in the centre of Kilkenny city will get much-needed new classrooms after the local council approved its extension plans.
The Board of Management of St John’s Junior School on Michael Street in the city centre have been given the go ahead by Kilkenny County Council for permission to build two new classrooms, one of which will cater for special education needs.
The facility, known locally as ‘The Lake School’, is one of the few in Ireland that caters exclusively for junior cycle students – junior infants to second class.
The new extension will see the removal of an existing prefab classroom, which will be replaced by a new temporary prefabricated building that will contain a mainstream classroom, a new special education needs classroom. A canopy walkway linking the new prefab building to main school building will also be constructed as part of the project.
The mixed-gender school caters for around 230 students and currently has 10 classrooms. The main school building is a protected structure.