An increase in enrolment at a county Armagh primary school has been given the go-ahead by the Education Minister.
John O’Dowd has approved a Development Proposal to increase the admissions and enrolment numbers at Bocombra Primary School in Portadown.
Commenting on the decision, the Minister said: “The evidence shows that there is a consistent and increasing demand for places in the area. An increase in the approved enrolment at Bocombra Primary School will help cater for this demand.
“Taking all of the relevant information into account, I am content to approve this development proposal.”
The admission number at Bocombra Primary School will increase to 46 and the approved enrolment will increase to 320 from September 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.