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.

DP No. Publication Date School Name Reason
593 St Colmcille's Primary School and Irish Medium Unit (Carrickmore) Increase admissions and enrolment numbers
589 The Royal School, Dungannon Increase admissions and enrolment numbers - phased
585 Gaelscoil an tSeanchai (Magherafelt) Increase admissions and enrolment numbers
592 St Mary's Primary School Banbridge Increase admissions and enrolment numbers - phased
591 Chapel Road Primary School (Londonderry) Decrease enrolment number
588 Ballyhackett Primary School (Castlerock) Discontinue
587 Tir na Nog Primary School, Ballyclare Discontinue
574 Craigavon Senior High School The Education Authority is the subject of a Judicial Review challenge on the pre-publication consultation process in respect of Development Proposal No 574. The Judicial Review will be before the High Court on 6 June 2019 with the anticipation that the case will be listed for hearing in late June or early July 2019.
In light of the ongoing case the Education Authority has decided to withdraw its publication of Development Proposal No 574, with the consequence that the public objection period will be suspended. A further decision will be taken on how best to proceed, following the outcome of the judicial review challenge.
The Education Authority wishes to apologise for the inconvenience which this might cause but considers that it is the most appropriate course of action in light of the pending legal challenge. The Education Authority will keep stakeholders informed of any further developments on Development Proposal No 574.
581 Currie Primary School (Belfast) Establish nursery unit
580 Glencraig Integrated Primary School (Holywood) Establish nursery unit
Last upated: 19/06/2019