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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
54519 April 2018Belfast Boys' Model SchoolIncrease Admissions
54619 April 2018Belfast Model School for GirlsIncrease Admissions
54719 April 2018Ashfield Boys' High SchoolIncrease Enrolment Numbers
54415 March 2018Taughmonagh Primary SchoolIncrease Admissions & Enrolment...
54115 February 2018Gaelscoil NeachtainEstablish a controlled Irish Medium...
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
53815 January 2018Gaelscoil na bhFálDecrease admissions and enrolment...
53516 November 2017Rowandale Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Provision
51816 November 2017Oakwood Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Provision
51515 November 2017Bunscoil Bheanna BoircheEstablish Nursery Provision
52315 November 2017Drumlins Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Provision
53619 October 2017St Joseph's College, BelfastIncrease Admissions & Enrolment...
46420 October 2016Forge Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Unit
46520 October 2016Forge Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish ASD & General LSC Centres


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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