Northern Ireland

Board chief says no decision made on future of Knockmore PS

Protest at South Eastern Education and Library Board headquarters
Image caption There was a protest at the board's headquarters on Tuesday

The chief executive of the South Eastern Education and Library Board has said he will pass on the concerns of parents about the possible closure of Knockmore Primary School outside Lisburn.

Stanton Sloan met parents who protested at the board's headquarters on Tuesday.

However, he emphasised that no final decision had been made on the school which has a large special needs unit.

The school's pupils are from across County Antrim.

The board is currently carrying out a consultation over the future of the school.

Accepting a letter from the protesters, Mr Stanton said any decision would be made in November and that all representations would be taken into consideration.

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