Kilkenny school for infants looking to expand its facilities
A county Kilkenny primary school is looking to build a much-needed extension which would create two new classrooms and will include a special education needs classroom.
The Board of Management of St John’s Junior School on Michael Street in Kilkenny city centre have applied to Kilkenny County Council for permission to build the extension.
The school known locally as ‘The Lake School’ is one of the few schools in Ireland that caters exclusively for junior cycle students – junior infants to second class.
The plans call for the removal of an existing prefab classroom to be replaced by a new temporary prefabricated building that will contain a mainstream classroom, a new special education needs classroom and the creation of a canopy walkway to link the new prefab building to main school building.
The mixed-gender school caters for around 230 students and currently has ten classrooms and the main school building is a protected structure.
A decision on the application is expected by mid-June.