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Alliance Welcomes Green light For St Joseph’s Primary School, Carnacaville
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Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the Department of Education today (18 March) announcing that 51 school enhancement projects have received approval to commence.  St. Joseph’s Primary School (Carnacaville) outside Newcastle has also been given the green light to commence with their school capital works project.dn_screen

The School Enhancement Programme which was established in January 2013 is designed to enable the refurbishment or extension of school buildings. In October the Department of Education announced which schools had been successful in the initial application process. However, each project was then subject to an Economic Appraisal before final approval could be given. That approval has now been granted.

The investment, worth a potential £134million, will ensure the schools benefit from refurbishment or extension projects, each valued between £500,000 and £4million.

Councillor Patrick Clarke said:  “I welcome that the Department of Education has given approval to St. Joseph’s Primary School (Carnacaville) outside Newcastle to commence with their school capital works project which was initially successful subject to an economic appraisal which approval has now been granted.”

“This is great news for the pupils, staff, and the local community due to benefit from this significant investment and will allow St. Joseph’s Primary School (Carnacaville) to plan ahead with their refurbishment capital build works.”