Can we afford to Educate Together?

Finances are holding back the Educate Together movement hindering its expansion to meet a growing demand

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
6th September, 2015
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Castaheany Educate Together, Ongar, Dublin

Just how much does the Irish state provide to help set up a primary school? When the multi-denominational organisation Educate Together set up its first British primary school last September - the Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy in Bristol - it did so with state assistance of £228,000 for the school’s first year of operation.

The standard range of grants for school starting in Britain, according to parliamentary figures, is between £160,000 and...

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