Green light for £40 million investment in sixteen schools

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Antrim Primary School is one of the schools which will benefit from a cash injection.

Sixteen schools have been successful in the latest tranche of the School Enhancement Programme.

This is the second call of the School Enhancement Programme under which schools can benefit from refurbishment or extension projects valued between £500,000 and £4 million.

Permanent Secretary, Derek Baker, said: “This is a significant investment in our schools estate with a further 16 projects now progressing to planning stage. The School Enhancement Programme continues to provide much-needed improvements and new accommodation for the benefit of our young people and staff.

“Continued investment in our schools estate is essential if we are to help support our teaching staff to deliver a quality education to our children and young people.”

The 16 schools who have been informed their applications have been approved to planning stage are as follows:

Primary schools

Antrim Primary School
Ballyclare Primary School
Dungannon Primary School
Fairview Primary School, Ballyclare
Glengormley CI Primary School
St Brides Primary School, Belfast
St Joseph’s Primary School, Belfast
St Mary’s Primary School, Newtownbutler
The Thompson PS, Ballyrobert


Post-primary schools

Dominican College, Portstewart
Methodist College, Belfast
St Columbanus’ College, Bangor
St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ GS, Belfast
St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s College, Claudy


Special schools

Kilronan School, Magherafelt
Lisanally School, Armagh

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