Parents have given overwhelming support to a plan to create the north’s first official integrated nursery school.
Bangor Central Nursery School will now seek to transform from controlled to integrated status.
There are 95 nursery schools in the north, all of which are either state controlled or Catholic maintained.
While there are hundreds of other non-denominational pre-school groups, Bangor NS would be the first to join the integrated sector.
Principal Millie Williams balloted parents after governors found interest in integration among the school community.
The vote showed 97 per cent support.