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Primary Schools

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many education and library board primary schools in the maintained sector have been closed down in the past six years; how many places have been lost; and how many places have been created by the opening of new schools or extensions to existing schools.

A total of 54 maintained primary schools, comprising 5,289 permanent pupil places, were closed in the six years up to 31 August 1981. Some of these schools had also temporary accommodation in addition to the permanent pupil places.In the same period 33 new schools were opened to provide 9,522 permanent pupil places, while extensions to existing schools provided a further 5,336 places.