Local North Down Alliance MLA Andrew Muir is encouragng people to respond positively to the opening of a public consultation following the submission of St Anne’s Primary School application for transformation to integrated status.
The school started its journey of transformation to integrated status in 2021 and has now lodged its formal application following strong demonstration of support from parents and the local community.
Commenting on the issue Andrew Muir MLA said “I’m delighted that the School has reached the next stage on its journey to integrated status. A huge amount of work has been undertaken by the school, parents and local supporters to get their proposal drawn up and submitted. I will be submitting a formal letter of support for their application and would urge everyone to submit feedback to the public consultation via firstname.lastname@example.org “
“The addition of an integrated primary school would be a fantastic step for Donaghadee and, given the increase in the towns population in recent years I think that it would be a pivotal addition to the local infrastructure. The Alliance Party believes every child should have the option of attending an Integrated School and currently demand for places is outpacing the current supply of places. We need to see concrete action from the Department of Education to address this imbalance and provide parents with the option of sending their children to an Integrated School if they so wish.”
Louise McCartney is a parent at St Anne’s and added “Supporting Integrated Education is a way for everyone to take part in changing, not only our schools future, but the future of education in our country. As parents, we now have the opportunity to change our children's future for the better.”
Development Proposal at https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/publications/dp-683-st-annes-primary-school-donaghadee