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Development Proposals

Development Proposals

A Development Proposal (DP) is required under Article 14 of the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986 before any significant change can be made to a school.  A DP is required for new schools wishing to be recognised for grant-aid, school closures, amalgamations of schools, significant changes to the character or size of a school and changes which would have a significant impact on another grant-aided school.

Development Proposals

DP No.Publication DateSchool NameReason for Development Proposal
53818 January 2018Gaelscoil na bhFálDecrease admissions and enrolment...
52617 January 2018Altishane Primary SchoolDiscontinue
52717 January 2018Loughash Primary SchoolDiscontinue
52817 January 2018St Joseph's Primary SchoolDiscontinue
52917 January 2018St Patrick's Primary School,...Discontinue
53017 January 2018New Catholic Maintained, Co-Educational...New School
53516 November 2017Rowandale Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Provision
51816 November 2017Oakwood Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Provision
50816 November 2017Lismore Comprehensive SchoolEstablish two Learning Support Centres...
53716 November 2017Bunscoil Bheann MhadagáinIncrease Admissions & Enrolment...
51515 November 2017Bunscoil Bheanna BoircheEstablish Nursery Provision
52315 November 2017Drumlins Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Provision
53915 November 2017St Matthew's Primary School,...Discontinue
53619 October 2017St Joseph's College, BelfastIncrease Admissions & Enrolment...
53320 September 2017St Columbans College, KilkeelDiscontinue
53420 September 2017 St Louis Voluntary GrammarIncrease admissions and enrolment...
53120 September 2017St Brigid's Primary School, TirkaneIncrease Admissions & Enrolment...
51920 September 2017Drumragh Integrated College Increase admissions and enrolment...
51719 September 2017Gaelscoil Éadain MhóirIncrease admissions and enrolment...
46520 October 2016Forge Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish ASD & General LSC Centres
46320 October 2016Forge Integrated Primary SchoolRelocate
46420 October 2016Forge Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Unit


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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