A new Educate Together school in Westport is to open next year.
The Department of Education & Skills has given sanction for the Westport Educate Together School to open in September 2019.
It follows a local campaign for an Educate Together school in the town.
A spokesperson for Educate Together says talks are at an advanced stage in relation to the location of the school, and the principal recruitment process will commence soon.
Educate Together currently runs 84 primary schools around the country including two in Mayo - in Newtownwhite and Castlebar.