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A welcome from an ‘outstanding’ school

Staff and pupils from Enniskillen Integrated Primary

Staff and pupils from Enniskillen Integrated Primary

AS A direct result of the Remembrance Day Bomb in Enniskillen, Enniskillen Integrated Primary School opened its doors for the first time in September 1989 with 62 pupils and three teachers. As the school had not yet received Department of Education approval it was established through donations, fundraising and the financial support of NICIE.

Even after receiving GMI status, during the next 18 years the school operated in mobiles, many of them already second-hand. However, during this period the school grew from strength to strength and in 1997 the Nursery Unit was established. We are in the unique position in having all of integrated education in County Fermanagh on the one campus.

In September 2007 Enniskillen Integrated Primary School finally moved into its state of the art permanent building on the original site. The primary school and nursery unit have been consistently over- subscribed and in September 2012 the primary was granted a temporary variation in its admissions number allowing for a double Year 1 intake.

The Board of Governors submitted a Development Proposal to The Department of Education in 2013 and this was given ministerial approval in 2014. The primary school can now finally offer integrated provision to all who want it in County Fermanagh.

Our journey has led us from a school in mobiles, with second hand classroom furniture, in a county where the concept of an integrated school was initially opposed to, to a school and nursery unit with an Outstanding ETi inspection, Investors in People Recognition, Health and Well Being Recognition and The Excellence in Integration Award.

Our school was on the world stage as in June 2013 we proudly welcomed Prime Minister Cameron and President Barack Obama to our school during the G8. As our school population continues to grow we are delighted to have an approved permanent extension to our school. This has been made possible through The Fresh Start Announcement and we are having additional classrooms, a Sport’s Hall, ICT Suite and new entrance to our school.

After School provision available until 5.30pm and Playgroup provision 1.30pm-3.30pm

Adele Kerr Principal

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