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Our Lady and St Patrick Primary School, Downpatrick

Catholic Post Primary Education in Downpatrick

16th Sep 2019

Draft Proposals 604, 605, 606 & 607 – Catholic Post Primary Education in Downpatrick

Dear Parents

You may be aware that there are changes planned for the provision of Post Primary education in Downpatrick. These changes will affect children from our school who are currently in P6 and below. The proposed changes are out for public consultation until 4th October. A pre-publication consultation seeks the views of those most directly affected by the proposed changes at a local level.

Under Article 14 of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986, the Education Authority has a statutory requirement, as the proposer of a Development Proposal for a controlled school, to consult with the Board of Governors, parents and teachers of a school.

This pre-publication consultation seeks the views of those most directly affected by the proposed changes at a local level. The Education Authority will also conduct further consultation with schools that may be affected by the proposal. Once responses have been received, the Education Authority will collate all responses received and, if a Development Proposal is required to be published, make a recommendation to its Education Committee. Links to the documents are included here. Have your say!

Case for Change De La Salle HS, St Mary's HS, St Patrick's GS