Area Based Planning

Area Based Planning is the process being run in each of Education and Library Board areas to determine the educational estate needs for the future.

March 2012 saw the publication of the School Viability Audits which examined schools in three areas: quality of education provision, stable enrolments and financial viability.

Since then NICIE has responded to the first and second consultations on the post-primary schools. We have also consulted with and responded to the first part of the process for the primary schools. This is one are of work where it is vitally important that the voice of Integrated Education is heard. It is expected that the next phase of the consultation for primary schools will be early in the 2013. Please contact NICIE or your look at local Education and Board website for more details.