First Catholic School to Transform to Integrated Status


Education Minister, Peter Weir, has approved a development proposal that will make Seaview Primary School, Glenarm, the first ever Catholic school to transform to integrated status.

Welcoming the news, Tina Merron, CEO of IEF, said:
“This is a great day for the parents, pupils and the wider school community who have campaigned for a number of years to have an integrated primary school in their village.

Seaview took the first steps to become integrated with a parental vote that showed 95% support for the school to go through the process termed “transformation” and so become officially integrated. The Minister’s decision to approve the Seaview development proposal may provide some optimism for schools still waiting on the Minister’s decision.”

First Catholic School to Transform to Integrated StatusSeaview will become the latest in a growing network of integrated primary schools, including Carnlough IPS and Corran IPS in Mid-Antrim, which reflects the growing demand for integrated education in the area.

There are 65 integrated schools currently and 25 of these underwent the official process to become formally integrated. Parents have used the online Integrate My School registration tool to support their school becoming integrated.