£2m investment in local Primary School as it marks its 180th year

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Monday, November 19th, 2018

A £2 million investment in St Joseph’s Primary School is being celebrated as the school mark its 180th year.

As part of the project, a large extension was constructed which has created a new entrance, a multipurpose hall, kitchen, changing rooms, toilets and four new classrooms.


In addition, the main building was refurbished providing two classrooms, a resource area, staffroom, multipurpose room and medical room while most of the temporary accommodation was removed.

The scheme was delivered under the School Enhancement Programme which provides much needed facilities to improve school environments.

Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary for the Department of Education, said, “St Joseph’s Primary School is celebrating its 180 year anniversary and I want to congratulate them on this achievement.

“I am especially pleased that this major investment has made such a difference to this school, creating new classrooms and other vital space while at the same time retaining an important piece of local history by enhancing the original national school which opened its doors in 1838.



“These excellent facilities have been delivered under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP) and are evidence of the very real benefits for our schools estate, providing much needed facilities and creating a better place in which pupils can learn and flourish for many generations to come.

He added, Many thanks to all of those involved for their hard work and consideration in delivering this scheme.”



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