'Unfortunately the school has been taken away from us'

Parents heartbroken at Ballyhackett PS closure

'Unfortunately the school has been taken away from us'

Ballyhackett PS which is due to close down. WK18KC08

Toni Connor


Toni Connor



A DISTRAUGHT mother has spoken about how her child “cried herself to sleep” after the announcement that Ballyhackett Primary School is to close in August, this year.

The news comes after the Department of Education announced that the school would not have sustainable numbers for the future – with only 31 pupils enrolled last year.

The Education Minister, Peter Weir, turned down a request from the small rural school, based outside Castlerock, to provide Integrated Education.

*Full story in this week's Constitution*

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