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Gender segregation in school unlawful

 

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High Court quashes former Education Minister’s decision

On 13th October the High Court ruled that a decision to turn down an Irish language primary school’s bid to relocate must be quashed.

 

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Clintyclay Primary School decision remitted back to trial judge

The High Court is required to reconsider its decision to quash the Minister of Education’s decision to close Clintyclay Primary School, the first Catholic school in Northern Ireland attempting a transformation to integrated status.

The Minister had announced his decision after considering a proposal for closure and a proposal for transformation to integrated status.  He considered that low enrolment numbers (of 30 children) meant that it was no longer sustainable.  Due to this long term situation, switching to integrated status was not considered feasible.

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Education Minister’s decision to close rural primary school quashed

On Friday 27th March 2015 Mr Justice Treacy handed down judgment in the judicial review taken by Clintyclay PS over a decision by John O’Dowd to close the catholic-maintained primary school.

With Clintyclay’s enrolment having dropped below 30 pupils, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) had proposed that it should close. An alternative proposal advanced by the school’s Board of Governors to change its management to grant-maintained integrated status was rejected.

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High Court dismisses Newtownbreda High School’s judicial review challenge

By way of an update on this case, which was featured in last month’s Newsletter, on 25th June the High Court dismissed an application to stop the amalgamation of Newtownbreda and Knockbreda High Schools.

Full reasons for rejecting the challenge to the Education Minister’s plans, to close both schools and build a new one, will be published by the NI Courts Service in due course. 

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Newtownbreda High School challenges Minister of Education’s closure decision

Parents of children of Newtownbreda High School are challenging John O’Dowd’s planned amalgamation of their school and Knockbreda High School.  The intention is to close both schools and create a new one. 

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