Integrated education: New integrated pre-school places at three sites
A total of 78 part-time pre-school places are being created at three integrated primary schools in Enniskillen, Moira and Ballynahinch.
The decision to create the places was made by Dr Mark Browne, the Department of Education permanent secretary.
It is the first made under the Integrated Education Act 2022.
The law means the department has to grow the number of integrated school places and the number of children being educated in them.
Twenty-six places are being created at Enniskillen Integrated Primary School and at nursery units at Rowendale and Drumlins integrated primary schools in Moira and Ballynahinch respectively.
However, a bid by a small Catholic school in Donaghadee to transform to an integrated school has been turned down.