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New extension is planned for growing primary school

ENNISKILLEN Integrated Primary School continues to go from strength to strength with growing pupil numbers each year.

Over 400 pupils are now enrolled and the school is seeking a classroom extension to accommodate its growing numbers.
The primary school recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Over the past three decades pupil numbers at the school have increased more than six fold. The school moved into its present building in September 2007 and since that time there has been steady growth.
Neil Jardine, of the school’s Board of Governors, explained that now there are two classes per year group: “They are currently housed in various temporary accommodations on the site and off the site. As we didn’t have enough accommodation we had to site two classes in Erne Integrated College on a part-time basis. They will move back down to the nursery site in September. Their accommodation is being constructed at the moment.”
Speaking about the proposed classroom extension, Mr Jardine said, “This would give us full permanent accommodation for the school community.
“This would put us all back under the one roof again and give us that much needed space. At the moment we’re very tight on space all round with the way that the school has expanded.
“There is year on year growth and we see that from our nursery and Primary One admissions, we need to be able to accommodate them. We are the only integrated facility in the county, there are people who want to make that choice for their children going forward we want to provide them with that.”
This Friday the school will present proposals for its extension at a public meeting, with all interested parties welcome to attend.

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