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O'Dowd approves increase in enrolments at two Glengormley primary schools.

Education Minister, John O'Dowd, has approved two development proposals to increase the enrolment numbers at St Bernard's and St MacNissi's Primary Schools, Glengormley.
Monday, 27 January 2014

The enrolment at St Bernard’s Primary School will increase from 493 to 595 pupils and at St MacNissi’s Primary School from 175 to 210 pupils from 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible after that date.  Both schools’ approved admissions numbers will increase to make up the higher enrolments.

Commenting on the decision to approve the proposals, Mr O’Dowd said: “These schools have both experienced a growth in enrolment and have been oversubscribed in recent years.

“An increase in enrolment at these schools will cater for the demand in this area and on this basis I approve these proposals.”

Notes to editors:

  1. On 13 June 2013, the North Eastern Education and Library Board, at the request of the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, published
    Development Proposal No 273, proposing that St Bernard’s Primary School increase its capacity number from 493 to 595 pupils, equating to an increase in the admissions number from 70 to 85 pupils, with effect from 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
    Development Proposal No 274, proposing that St MacNissi’s Primary School increase its capacity number from 175 to 210 pupils, equating to an increase in the admissions number from 25 to 30 pupils, with effect from 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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