St Stephen's NS is based at the old St Martha's College building in Johnstown.
The way has been made clear for work to commence on the new education campus at Johnstown, Navan, after a local residents' association withdrew its appeal to an Bord Pleanala.
While Navan Town Council granted permission for a new primary school and post-primary school, an appeal was lodged against this decision by Johnstown Wood Residents' Association who were concerned over traffic issues.
Negotiations over recent weeks between local residents, school principal and local Labour councillor Jenny McHugh, Meath County Council, Meath VEC and the Department of Education have resulted in the appeal being withdrawn.
The news has been welcomed by Cllr McHugh who said the €26m earmarked for the campus can now be spent. She explained that the project is a rapid growth project and that once the contractors are on site, it would take nine months to complete. The primary and post-primary school will be ready for occupation in 2013.
The education campus for Johnstown includes a new 32-classroom primary school for St Stephen's NS that will cater for up to 1,000 students, as well as a new VEC post-primary school, Coláiste na Mí with 15-classrooms. The second phase of the project will also include a new school for St Mary's Special School.