£40m awarded to 16 NI schools for improvements

  • A total of £40m for improvements has been awarded across 16 schools in Northern Ireland as part of the Department for Education's school enhancement programme.

    Schools across Northern Ireland have been awarded new funds from the Department for Education to make vital improvements and renovations, with each of the 16 schools applying for between £500,000 and £5,000,000 for refurbishment or extension projects. The 16 projects have been selected for this funding round ahve now progressed to the planning stage.

    Derek Baker on behalf of the Department for Education said "The school enhancement programme continues to provide much-needed improvements and new accommodation for the benefit of our young people and staff. Continued investment in our schools estate is essential if we are to help support our teaching staff to deliver a quality education to our children and young people.”

    The list of schools being improved includes 9 primary schools, 5 secondary schools, and 2 special schools across the region. The full list of schools getting improvements as part of this round was published in the Belfast Telegraph this week:

    • Antrim Primary School
    • Ballyclare Primary School
    • Dungannon Primary School
    • Fairview Primary School, Ballyclare
    • Glengormley CI Primary School
    • St Brides Primary School, Belfast
    • St Joseph’s Primary School, Belfast
    • St Mary’s Primary School, Newtownbutler
    • The Thompson PS, Ballyrobert
    • Dominican College, Portstewart
    • Methodist College, Belfast
    • St Columbanus’ College, Bangor
    • St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ GS, Belfast
    • St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s College, Claudy
    • Kilronan School, Magherafelt
    • Lisanally School, Armagh
    Source: Belfast Telegraph

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