Northern Ireland

Dundondald High School 'facing closure'

Dundonald High School, on the outskirts of east Belfast, is facing possible closure, the BBC understands.

In a letter sent to parents, the South Eastern Education and Library Board has said it wants to shut the school by August 2014 or as soon as possible after that date.

Thursday was the deadline for comments on the board's plan.

One parent of a pupil at the school said the proposal had not been thought through.

"Dundonald is a growing community - there's thousands of homes being built here," he said.

"The board need to look to the future - where are they going to put all these children if they close this school down.

"They're going to just overload other schools, making classrooms bigger. It's just totally ludicrous."

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