Collegiate remains opposed to education changes

The Collegiate Grammar School Enniskillen


THE Collegiate Grammar School remains steadfast in opposition to any proposed changes to their education provision or any  merger with Portora Royal School.


School Principal, Elizabeth Armstrong, who has held a number of meetings since Education Minister John O’Dowd’s decision to include Fermanagh schools in a £220m school building programme, remains opposed to any such  merger.

Speaking to the Herald, Ms Armstrong said:
“As outlined at the public meeting held in school in October to discuss the WELB Area Plan which contained similar proposals to the Minister’s recent announcement,  the Board of Governors of the Collegiate Grammar School affirm their consistently held determination to resist any attempt to reduce or compromise the strong grammar school tradition in the county.

“As a high achieving girls’ grammar school, with a strong and consistent ethos which enjoys positive community support, the Collegiate Grammar School stands firm in its resolve to continue to make its unique and distinctive contribution to the future provision of the area.”
As part of the proposed education shake-up in the county, Lisnaskea High School and Devenish College, Enniskillen have announced an amalgamation due for September, but at present the location of a new site has yet to be confirmed.

There have been no further developments in regards to any deal being made between the two Grammar Schools, Portora and the Collegiate.

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