Holywood Parents invited to discuss education as research shows local support for integration


A poll of Holywood parents has shown that most would like a school for their children which is openly welcoming to pupils from all sections of the community – and a massive 89% of those questioned said they would support their local school becoming officially integrated.

Local residents are now invited to meet and discuss the research, as well as explore possible future primary school provision in the area, at an informal event hosted by the Integrated Education Fund on 17 October.

Holywood Parents invited to discuss education as research shows local support for integrationThe IEF commissioned independent polling company LucidTalk to carry out a local micro- poll and received responses from almost 200 parents living in or near Holywood, Cultra, Helens Bay, and Crawfordsburn.  The survey, carried out to British Polling Council standards, asked parents to rate a list of factors from “very important” to “very unimportant” in terms of how they prioritised them when choosing a school.   It emerged that 90% say that a school being welcoming to all sections of the community is “important” or “very important”.

The full results from the poll will presented at Holywood Family Trust, 108-112 High Street from 7-9pm on 17 October and there will be opportunities to ask questions.

The IEF and LucidTalk would be delighted to see as many Holywood residents as possible at the event and hear your views. For seating and catering purposes, please let the IEF know if you’re planning to attend by contacting Jessica Blomkvist at Jessica@ief.org.uk or 028 9069 4099.