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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
55720 September 2018Culnady Primary SchoolDiscontinue
56219 September 2018Bellarena Primary SchoolDiscontinue
56019 September 2018Birches Primary SchoolIncrease admissions and enrolment...
56318 September 2018Bridge Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish nursery unit
55430 August 2018Priory Integrated CollegeIncrease enrolment number
55929 August 2018Gaelscoil na mBeannEstablish nursery unit
55617 May 2018Holy Child Primary School, BelfastDecrease admissions and enrolment...
55117 May 2018Maghaberry Primary SchoolIncrease in admissions and approved...
54317 May 2018Enniskillen Integrated Primary School...Establish Additional Nursery Places
52917 May 2018St Patrick's Primary School,...Discontinue
52817 May 2018St Joseph's Primary School,...Discontinue
52717 May 2018Loughash Primary SchoolDiscontinue
52617 May 2018Altishane Primary SchoolDiscontinue
53017 May 2018New Catholic Voluntary Maintained...New School
55514 May 2018Holy Family Primary School, MagherafeltDecrease admissions and enrolment...
54214 May 2018Mill Strand Integrated Primary SchoolProposal to establish an additional 26...
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...
53516 November 2017Rowandale Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Provision
51515 November 2017Bunscoil Bheanna BoircheEstablish Nursery Provision
52315 November 2017Drumlins Integrated Primary SchoolEstablish Nursery Provision
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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