NI Education: ‘Significant pressure’ on post-primary school places

NI Education: 'Significant pressure' on post-primary school placesThe Department of Education is warning of pressure on post-primary school places in some areas in 2020.

That is because the number of pupils transferring from primary schools has risen by 10% in only three years.

As a result, the department is asking some principals to apply for extra year eight places on a temporary basis for 2020 and 2021.

In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of children who struggle to get a post-primary place.