Two town schools to consult on possible co-education move

Two secondary schools in Roscommon town are embarking on a separate consultation process with a view to possibly moving to a co-education approach in the future.

The currently all-girls Convent of Mercy and all-boys Roscommon CBS are the schools in question.

In a recent communication to parents of pupils presently attending the school, the Convent of Mercy indicated that its trustees and patron CEIST (Catholic Education An Irish Schools’ Trust) have approved a request from its Board of Management to “engage in consultations with all our stakeholders on a possible move, in the future, to co-education from all-girls”.

The Convent said that a consultation process with parents will take place in due course to ascertain the views of parents on the future of the school.

In a similar move, Roscommon CBS is also corresponding with parents with a view to a commencing a consultation process on the future of education in the school and in Roscommon.