Development Proposals

A Development Proposal (DP) is required under Article 14 of the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986 before any significant change can be made to a school.

A DP is required for new schools wishing to be recognised for grant-aid, school closures, amalgamations of schools, significant changes to the character or size of a school and changes which would have a significant impact on another grant-aided school.

DP No. Publication Date School Name Reason
598 Scoil an Droichid Increase admissions and enrolment numbers - phased
601 Castlewellan Primary School Discontinue Moderate Learning Difficulty Class
600 Castlewellan Primary School Discontinue
586 Groarty IPS Discontinue
593 St Colmcille's Primary School and Irish Medium Unit (Carrickmore) Increase admissions and enrolment numbers
589 The Royal School, Dungannon Increase admissions and enrolment numbers - phased
585 Gaelscoil an tSeanchai (Magherafelt) Increase admissions and enrolment numbers
592 St Mary's Primary School Banbridge Increase admissions and enrolment numbers - phased
588 Ballyhackett Primary School (Castlerock) Discontinue
574 Craigavon Senior High School The Education Authority is the subject of a Judicial Review challenge on the pre-publication consultation process in respect of Development Proposal No 574. The Judicial Review was taken to the High Court on 6 June 2019 and the 28 August 2019 and a ruling is awaited.
In light of the ongoing case the Education Authority on 3 June 2019 decided to withdraw its publication of Development Proposal No 574, with the consequence that the public objection period was suspended. A further decision will be taken on how best to proceed, following the outcome of the judicial review challenge.
The Education Authority wishes to apologise for the inconvenience which this might cause but considers that it is the most appropriate course of action in light of the pending legal challenge. The Education Authority will keep stakeholders informed of any further developments on Development Proposal No 574.
Last upated: 22/10/2019