School Enhancement Programme Second Call

The School Enhancement Programme was first established in June 2012 and provides financial support for capital projects valued at between £500,000 and £4 million. The 2nd call for projects opened in January 2017 with a closure date of 28 February 2017 and encouraged applications addressing immediate and pressing accommodation needs in schools.

An announcement was made on 8 May 2018 by DE’s Permanent Secretary, Derek Baker, of the first 25 schools which have been successful in the 2nd call of the School Enhancement Programme. In his announcement Derek Baker indicated that:

“The purpose of the School Enhancement Programme is to ensure that DE provides the best possible education estate for our children and young people, within the budget that is available.  With this in mind, DE has approved the progress of the first 25 projects through the business case, design and planning stages.  These projects will attract a potential £60million investment which will help to improve and expand the existing facilities in the schools.”

The announcement represents a first tranche of projects to be progressed from this call with the potential for further schools to be approved in the future. 

The schools proceeding are -


Carniny PS, Ballymena

Chapel Road PS, Londonderry

Greenhaw PS, Londonderry

Holy Rosary PS, Belfast

Killyleagh Controlled Integrated PS

Lurgan Model PS

Our Lady of Lourdes PS, Belfast

Presentation PS, Portadown

St John’s PS, Coalisland,

St Mary’s PS Jerrettspass, Newry

St Mary’s PS, Strabane

St Patrick’s PS, Crossmaglen


Coleraine GS

Lurgan College

St Joseph’s GS, Donaghmore

St Kevin’s College, Lisnaskea

St Malachy’s College, Belfast

St Patrick’s GS, Armagh


Beechlawn School, Hillsborough

Knockevin Special School, Downpatrick

Longstone School, Dundonald

Roddensvale School, Larne

Sandelford Special School, Coleraine

Sperrinview Special School, Dungannon

Thornfield House School, Newtownabbey


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