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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
 
Closure of five primary schools in Lisburn and Dromore
Miss Gwen Forsythe Principal (2002-2007) Charley Memorial Primary School
Miss Gwen Forsythe
Principal (2002-2007)
Charley Memorial Primary School
 
Mrs Florence Reid Principal (1981-2007) Drumbo Primary School
Mrs Florence Reid
Principal (1981-2007)
Drumbo Primary School
Hillhall Primary School
Mrs Angela Moore
Principal (1993-2007)
Hillhall Primary School
Lambeg Primary School Founded 1939

Lambeg Primary School
Founded 1939

Mrs Laura Cairns Principal (1996 to present) Tullymacarette Primary School
Mrs Laura Cairns
Principal (1996 to present)
Tullymacarette Primary School

Charley Memorial Primary School, Drumbo Primary School, Hillhall Primary School and Lambeg Primary School will close at the end of August 2007. Education Minister, Maria Eagle, who made the announcement, highlighted that the decision was made in the best educational interests of the pupils and said: “The decision to close a school is never an easy one and I carefully considered all arguments before reaching a decision. In every case, however, my top priority is the needs of the pupils involved. “These four schools have served the East Lisburn community for many years and will leave a good legacy. I believe, however, that the long-term educational interests of the children concerned will be best served in a larger school, where they will be able to avail of increased educational opportunities. There are sufficient places at nearby primary schools that can provide the children with these opportunities.”

Also to close at the end of August is Tullymacarette Primary School, near Dromore.

Information on these schools can be seen online at www.lisburn.com:

For an article on Drumbo Primary School, click on:
Service of Thanksgiving marks closure of Drumbo Primary School

For an article on Hillhall Primary School, click on:
Special church service marks the closure of Hillhall Primary School

For an article on Tullymacarette Primary School, click on:
Open weekend marks the closure of Tullymacarette Primary School
Curtain comes down on small but mighty school
‘Final Assembly’ at Tullymacarette Primary School                                 

Unfortunately there is no online article available for Lambeg Primary School.

21/06/2007