General Teaching Council Northern Ireland

 
Sign-up to E-News


Ruane announces decision on nursery provision

08-08-2007

RUANE ANNOUNCES DECISIONS ON PROPOSALS FOR NURSERY PROVISION

Education Minister, Caitríona Ruane, has turned down proposals to establish nursery provision at maintained primary schools in Lambeg, Bangor and Holywood.

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools had proposed the establishment of nursery units at St Colman's Primary School, Lambeg, St Comgall's Primary School, Bangor and St Patrick'sPrimary School, Holywood.

Commenting on her decisions, the Minister said: "I have given careful consideration to the proposals brought forward. However, in each of these cases, there are existing providers that would potentially be adversely affected by an increase in statutory provision. In turning these proposals down, I am satisfied that the provision that already exists in these areas is sufficient to provide places for those children of statutory nursery school age whose parents desire it."

Back

© Copyright 2006 i3 Digital