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Pre-Publication Consultations

Pre-Publication Consultations

Under Article 14 of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986, the Education Authority has a statutory requirement, as the proposer of a Development Proposal for a controlled school, to consult with the Board of Governors, parents and teachers of a school.

This pre-publication consultation seeks the views of those most directly affected by the proposed changes at a local level. The Education Authority will also conduct further consultation with schools that may be affected by the proposal. Once responses have been received, the Education Authority will collate all responses received and, if a Development Proposal is required to be published, make a recommendation to its Education Committee.

Pre-Publication Consultations

School NameReason for Pre-Publication ConsultationClosing DateComment
Gaelscoil na FiobhaProposal to establish an Irish Medium...12 October 2018 
Strangford CollegeIntroduction of selection of children...05 October 2018 
Gaelscoil Ard MhachaEstablish new grant aided...05 October 2018 
Spires Integrated Primary SchoolEstablishment of statutory nursery unit25 September 2018 
Bellarena Primary SchoolDiscontinue17 July 2018Closed 17/07/18
Birches Primary SchoolIncrease in provision22 June 2018Closed - 22/06/2018
Bunscoil Bheanna BoircheIncrease in provision01 June 2018Closed - 01/06/2018
Gaelscoil na mBeannProvision of nursery unit01 June 2018Closed - 01/06/2018
Culnady Primary SchoolDiscontinue 17 May 2018Closed - 17/05/2018
Priory Integrated CollegeIncrease admissions and enrolment...04 May 2018Closed 04/05/2018


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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