Community Conversation with Parents on Primary School Provision in South Belfast


A research team from the School of Education at Ulster University is undertaking an independent Community Conversation in October 2018 to gather the views of parents affected or potentially affected by the issue of over-subscribed primary schools in the South Belfast (Castlereagh / Carryduff areas) in order to report on possible short and longer term solutions.

They want to hear from as many parents as possible and are running a series of one-hour events for parents to come and share their views. These will take place from Friday 19th October to Friday 26th October 2018.

These meetings will be held at the following locations:

• Castlereagh Civic Centre, 1 Bradford Court, Belfast, BT8 6RB
• Ivanhoe Hotel, Saintfield Rd, Carryduff BT8 8BW
• Mencap Centre, School Road, Castlereagh BT8 7US

Community Conversation with Parents on Primary School Provision in South BelfastParents of primary age or pre-school children who wish to attend one of the meetings can pre-book a place. They are particularly keen to hear from parents who are considering sending their child/ren to: Forge Integrated Primary School, St Bernard’s Primary School, Lough View Integrated Primary and Nursery School, Cairnshill Primary School, St Ita’s Primary School, and St Joseph’s Primary School.

Parents will also be able to participate, from 15 October to 9 November 2018, by filling in an online survey.

This project is funded by the Integrated Education Fund and has the support of the Education Authority and the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools who will examine the findings in the context of the area-based plans for school provision in this area. However it is completely independent of these organisations and not part of the statutory area-based planning process for schools.

For further information or to register for one of the events click here.