Belfast post-primaries to raise pupil intake

According to BBC, a number of controlled post-primary schools in Belfast are set to increase their pupil numbers.

The Education Authority (EA) has begun consulting on plans to create more school places in the south and east of the city.

Under the plans, Ashfield Girls’ High School would admit 130 pupils each year rather than the current 113, while Ashfield Boys’ High School would admit 140 pupils a year rather than 110.

The EA case for change also revealed almost half of year eight places (48%) in the Belfast City Council area are in grammar schools.

Ultimately, it will be up to the Education Minister Peter Weir to approve the plans for extra places.

Read full article here Belfast post-primaries to raise pupil intake

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