Scoil Mhichil Naofa will add 12 classrooms.
The doubling in size of a Kildare school is moving a step closer.
Education Minister, Norma Foley, has confirmed that Scoil Mhichil Naofa has received approval to proceed to tender on the construction of 12 new classrooms, and the renovation of their existing rooms.
The school is to grow to a 28 classroom facility.
The school currently caters to 565, and the expansion will allow the intake, potentially, of several hundred additionals students.
Kildare Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement and says “I regularly raise the issue of school place capacity in South Kildare with Minister Foley and her officials, and I am pleased to see this project moving forward. It is a huge endorsement of the teachers, staff and whole school community at Scoil Mhichil Naofa.”