Minister announces decision on increased capacity at Fivemiletown Primary School
Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has approved a development proposal to increase capacity at Fivemiletown Primary School up to a maximum of 205 pupils.
~ Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Commenting on the decision, Mr O’Dowd said: “Fivemiletown Primary School is a popular school and reached its current enrolment capacity in September 2012.
“In approving this proposal Fivemiletown Primary School will have the opportunity to grow gradually to a seven class base school and provide one teacher per year group, enhancing what is already high quality provision.
“The proposal forms part of the Southern Education and Library Board’s long-term plans for provision in the area and is consistent with the area planning work currently being undertaken. In this context I am content to approve this development proposal.”
Notes to editors:
- On 22 January 2013, the Southern Education and Library Board (SELB) published Development Proposal No. 280, which proposed to increase the capacity at Fivemiletown Primary School, from a six class base (146-175 pupils) to a seven class base (176-205 pupils), with effect from 1 September 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.
- Fivemiletown Primary School is a co-educational controlled primary school situated on the Ballagh Road at the edge of Fivemiletown. The school currently has 191 pupils enrolled in P1 to P7.
- The school has an approved enrolment number (capacity) of 180 pupils and P1 admission number of 26 pupils. This proposal will support a phased increase in the approved enrolment number up to a maximum of 205.
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