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School Closures

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list by (a) name, (b) location and (c) education and library board area those schools that have been closed in each of the last five years. [110570]

A total of eight primary, one special arid one post-primary schools have closed in the past five years. These schools are:

Education and library board areaSchool and locationDate of closure
BELBJaffe Special School, Belfast23 June 2001
St. Anthony's PS, Willowfield, Belfast31 August 2001
NEELBDunamuggy PS, Templepatrick31 August 1999
Millbrook PS, Larne31 August 2000
Mosside PS, Ballymoney31 August 2002
SEELBO'Neill Memorial PS, Crossnacreevy, Belfast31 August 2002
SELBStar of the Sea PS, Kilkeel31 August 1998
WELBCavanacaw PS, Omagh31 August 2001
Glengorland PS, Donemana, Strabane31 August 2001
Dungiven HS31 August 2002
In addition, in this five year period a number of schools have received approval to amalgamate, namely:

Within the Northern Ireland Office during the period 2002–03 no individuals have been seconded from the private sector.Within the Northern Ireland Administration there were five secondments from the private sector to the Northern Ireland civil service during the period 2002–03. Details are as follows.

OrganisationDates of Secondment
GFW Price Consultancy10 July 2001-current
Partnership UK6 January 2003-current
Partnership UK4 February 2003-current
SERCO17 February 2003-current
IBM24 February 2003-current