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 21 January 2019 by DE’s Permanent Secretary, Derek Baker, of a further 16 schools which have been successful in the 2nd call of the School Enhancement Programme. In his announcement Derek Baker indicated that:

 “This is a significant investment in our schools estate with a further 16 projects now progressing to planning stage. 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 announcement represents a second 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 -

Primary schools

  • 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

Post-primary schools

  • 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

 

Special schools

  • Kilronan School, Magherafelt
  • Lisanally School, Armagh

 

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