Muir comments on Redburn Primary School closure decision delay

I welcome the decision by SEELB to defer their decision to issue proposals to close Redburn Primary School.

I understand South Eastern Education and Library Board Commissioners met last week to consider whether to issue proposals in the form of a Development Plan to close the school but decided to defer any decision until their next meeting. I welcome news that they are considering all relevant issues and hope they will make the right decision and will allow Redburn to remain open.

Any decision to close the school would be knee jerk in advance of the wide ranging review now initiated by the Education Minister and the long awaited new Schools initiative in Holywood which would involve new premises for Priory Integrated College, Holywood Nursery plus Redburn and Holywood Primary Schools.