Primary School Provision in Ballymena South

Part of Adjournment – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 6:00 pm on 3rd November 2009.

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Photo of Mervyn Storey Mervyn Storey DUP 6:00 pm, 3rd November 2009

The Member mentioned the progress of the integrated sector. I worked with the newbuild for Braidside Integrated Primary School. There were alternatives to the amalgamation or, as Mr O’Loan put it, the closure of those schools in the maintained sector. Those schools were offered alternatives, but the only option for Ballee Primary School is closure and picking up the pieces. The problem is that the controlled sector is not being treated in a fair and equitable way.