Slemish masterplan

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Slemish masterplan thumbnailSlemish Integrated College is seekIng to increase in size by 160 pupils over the next five years. GB04321 p1

SLEMISH College, one of Northern Ireland's most successful integrated schools, is seeking to increase in size by 160 pupils over the next five years.
The Harryville based school has submitted a proposal to the Education Authority which envisages an annual phased increase from 720 to 880, with 20 additional places in Year 8 from September 1 this year.
The bid also seeks to upgrade accommodation in proportion to increase in enrolment.
The Governors have sought to expand because the current admissions number does not meet demands for integrated school places in the Mid Antrim area.
It has been suggested that this is in line with the strategic vision of Area Planning 'to create a network of viable and sustainable schools that are of the right type, the right size, located in the right place and have a focus on raising standards.'
Slemish College, which opened in 1996, has been consistently oversubscribed and is the most oversubscribed of the 13 post-primary schools located within the catchment area.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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