The 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.
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