Newtownabbey schools achieve high ratings

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Local schools and pre-schools are among 100 across Northern Ireland to have achieved very good or outstanding inspection reports from the Education and Training Inspectorate.

The schools were awarded certificates at an event in Stormont on June 3 to mark their achievement.

Mossley Nursery School and Mossley Primary School were both rated outstanding.

Meanwhile, Ballyclare Primary School and Ballynure Primary School were both judged to be very good.

In the special schools category, Rosstulla School was found to be very good by the inspectorate.

Speaking at the event, Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “The event goes some way to recognising the wonderful work being done in schools day and daily to help our young people succeed in school, in work and as they go forward in their lives.

“The role that schools play can never be underestimated and today I want to thank school governors, principals, teachers, teaching assistants, parents and the wider school community for their hard work, professionalism and commitment.”