Permanent Secretary, Derek Baker, has announced that 25 schools have been successful in the 2nd call of the School Enhancement Programme.
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 and encouraged applications addressing immediate and pressing accommodation needs in schools.
Permanent Secretary, Derek Baker said: “The purpose of the School Enhancement Programme is to ensure that we provide the best possible education estate for our children and young people, within the budget that is available. With this in mind I have given approval to progress 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.”
“Today’s 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. This is good news for the pupils, staff and wider communities of the schools.”
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
POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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
Notes to editors:
Notes to Editors
The published School Enhancement Programme, Second Call, Protocol For Selection can be found atwww.education-ni.gov.uk/publications/school-enhancement-programme-second-call-protocol-selection
165 applications were received in the 2nd call for School Enhancement Programme projects.
The projects announced were selected according to a published protocol which assessed and prioritised proposals on the basis of factors such as the project’s contribution to rationalisation of the schools’ estate and the suitability/condition of the current accommodation.
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