Milltown needs a school, it is our objective to provide that school for the children and the community of Milltown.
The children of Milltown are currently being sent far and wide to attend different schools and the community of Milltown is suffering. In addition it is putting a burden on schools from surrounding regions that are already under pressure.
Schools in the surrounding areas are oversubscribed by 135% and are already under pressure.
In 1994-95 the Mount Saint Anne’s School, the last primary national school in Milltown closed. Since then, the population of Milltown has doubled and the birth rate tripled. The Milltown School Initiative has already had a number of successes.
With the assistance of local politicians and councillors, the committee has met with Minister of Education Jan O’Sullivan who was very positive in relation to the proposed school for Milltown. Moving forward, to build on this, further awareness is required. This can only be achieved through your continued support and assistance.
We are requesting assistance from both individuals and local businesses to help make this happen. Equally, if you would like to register your interest as a parent or get in touch for any reason, please click on the button below.
Milltown in Dublin 6/14 has developed very significantly since the last National School closed in 1994-95. A decision was taken by St. Anne’s School to close the school at the time, due to under-subscription. In subsequent years, a number of large residential developments were constructed, the largest of which, Mount Saint Anne’s, accommodates 625 residential units. The estates of Glenmalure and Abbeyfield were also constructed in the mid-1990 together with Churchfields on the Dundrum Road. The current population of the area stands at 4049 persons (taken from 2011 Census Data), and it is though that this figure will have increased by the proposed 2016 Census.
The demographic profile of the Milltown Area has changed considerably in the last 18-20 years, since the closing of St. Anne’s school. In 2011 alone, 64 births were recorded in the area, and none of these children have automatic access to any school place. The Milltown School Initiative now seeks to highlight the issue of the lack of school places and aims to resolve this issue in conjunction with Department of Education and Skills.
The Milltown School Initiative was set up in late March 2015, formed by a group of local parents who are extremely concerned as they currently do not have a guaranteed school place for their children.
There is NO school within the parish boundary or in the Milltown community. Children of school-going age currently attend at least 19 other primary schools in a total of 10 surrounding regions which puts a strain on both families and on the resources of other schools.
The lack of an educational facility hinders the development of the village and surrounding areas as a Community. A primary school will gel the neighbours both older and younger together, projects such as this one are necessary community elements and should be supported and welcomed.
There has been substantially higher population growth in Milltown relative to the country overall- based on value of 188 (Milltown) versus 113 for the country overall (Latest available CSO data).
There has been a significantly higher birth rate also with the latest available figures showing a birth rate of 64 in 2011, a significant and steady increase from low 20’s in 2000-2001 (Latest available CSO data).