Mr O'Dowd announced in May that he was approving the closure of the school
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Avoniel Primary School to close, High Court rules

An east Belfast school at the centre of a legal row will close, the High Court has ruled.

A pupil had taken legal action against Education Minister John O'Dowd for approving the closure of Avoniel Primary School.

The court said the consultation process and the minister's decision had been valid.

BBC News NI Martin Cassidy reports.