Mullan calls on CCMS to prioritise Bunscoil Cholmcille

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan had called for funding for a new building at Bunscoil Cholmcille. 

The Foyle MLA said: 

“I have been working with the school over the last number of years around their accommodation and facilitated visits to the school with the Minister and his Permanent Secretary. 

“The school has immediate accommodation and maintenance issues, which I am glad to see are now progressing. 

“But for the longer term and future of the school, the school requires capital investment on the site. 

“I am calling on the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS)to prioritise the needs of the school and support them in a successful application for school enhancement. 

“I will continue to work with the school, Comhairle na gaelscolaíochta, CCMS and the Department of Education to bring about the capital investment required.  The pupils and staff deserve a new school build and it is long overdue. 

Ends  

Notes

QUESTION   

Karen Mullan has asked: 

To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the status of the rightsizing of 

Bunscoil Cholmcille, Derry. 

ANSWER 

Bunscoil Cholmcille asked to reduce its approved admissions and enrolment 

numbers under the voluntary downsizing element of the Department’s Resetting 

for Area Planning process. 

The process has now concluded. It has been agreed that Bunscoil Cholmcille’s 

admissions and enrolment numbers will reduce to 20 and 140 respectively with 

effect from September 2022.