Integrated Primary to increase pupil numbers

Adele kerr MBE

Adele Kerr, Principal of Enniskillen Integrated Primary School

THE Integrated Primary School has been given the go-ahead to increase pupil numbers.

The school’s principal, Adele Kerr, expressed her delight at the announcement yesterday (Tuesday), noting that it allows the school to ‘give every parent who wishes to have a place for their child in this integrated school the opportunity to do so’.


Education minister, John O’ Dowd, confirmed that the school’s admissions number would increase to 56, and overall enrolment to 392, over a seven year period.

The school usually takes in 30 pupils in P1 each year and has a maximum admissions number of 244 in total.

Minister O’Dowd said: “The evidence presented in this case demonstrates that there is demand for an increase in places in the integrated sector. Enniskillen Integrated Primary School is the only integrated primary school in the area and there is physical capacity on the existing site to extend provision.

“This represents a very substantial increase and I will need to be sure that the numbers materialise to warrant the significant investment required for additional accommodation.

“On this basis I have asked my officials to review enrolments in the school in two years’ time to ensure that the approved numbers are being met.”

Ms Kerr added that she was ‘thrilled’ with the announcement, and spoke of her excitement that the school is to launch, for the north, ‘Integrated Education Week 2014’, on Friday.

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