Glengormley school to get major upgrade

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Glengormley Integrated Primary School is hoping to benefit from a multi-million pound programme of improvement works, part of which could get under way next year.

Subject to funding approval from the Northern Eastern Education and Library Board, and approval from the Education Minister, the Church Road school, which was built during the 1930s, is to undergo significant refurbishment.

Major works could include improvements to classrooms, new resource areas for pupils, improved lighting and electrics and the creation of new play areas.

Under the Board’s current programme of minor works, due to begin next year, improvements will be carried out to the school’s kitchen, meaning staff and pupils won’t have to rely on meals being supplied from Ballyhenry Primary.

Over the next few years, other work to improve the school environment, including better car parking, improved child and staff protection measures and a new-look frontage for the building, is set to be progressed.

“This is a very exciting development proposal, which the governors, management, teachers and children are all very excited about,” said school principal Nigel Arnold.