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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. 

The dismissal paved the way for the Education Minister to formally announce the planned new build which he did by statement issued on 3rd July. 

In other news the Education Minister has rejected allegations of ‘sectarianism’ in closing a state secondary school in Fermanagh while keeping a catholic school in the county open.  For further information click here.

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