McCarthy delighted at approval for Loughries integrated transformation

Alliance Strangford MLA, Kieran McCarthy, has welcomed the decision by the Education Minister to approve the transformation of Loughries Primary School, Newtownards to integrated status from September 2016.

Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “This is absolutely fantastic news that the Minister has given the go ahead for Loughries to transform to integrated status. This has been a parent led campaign and I must congratulate everybody who was involved in working to achieve this goal.

“It is clear from opinion polls that there is growing demand for integrated education across Northern Ireland, so I am pleased that there will be better provision of integrated education in the Strangford area.

“This is a great day for integrated education supporters and shows what can be achieved by parent power. I am glad that the Minister abided by his statutory duty to facilitate and encourage the development of integrated education and hope that he will support other such proposals.”


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