THE Western Education and Library Board, and the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) have expressed their disappointment that a proposed ‘shared’ education campus to be used by St Mary’s PS, Brookeborough and Brookeborough Controlled PS will not now go ahead.
The two schools had made a joint submission to move forward as a Shared Education Campus. However, their submission has not been selected by the Department of Education.
A spokesman for the Western Education and Library Board said yesterday it means that the scheme envisaged cannot progress to full business case stage at this time.
“The Department of Education has indicated that the proposal submitted did not meet its essential criteria for the Programme, in particular, the Department of Education’s Sustainable School Policy.
“The WELB and the CCMS will engage further with Brookeborough CPS and St Mary’s Primary to determine if the issues raised as part of the assessment process can be addressed.
“Should this be the case, the proposal can be resubmitted when a further call for Expressions of Interest in the Shared Education Campuses Programme is launched.”
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