HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 cc858-9W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a list of all primary, secondary and grammar schools in Northern Ireland which have been granted integrated status, showing the number of pupils attending each school in each of the last three years.

Dr. Mawhinney

[holding answer 21 February 1990]: The table sets out the names of the seven integrated primary and secondary schools that have achieved voluntary maintained status, together with their pupil enrolments at January in each of the years 1988, 1989 and 1990:

Pupil Numbers
January January January
1988 1989 1990
Hazelwood (Newtownabbey) 160 199 208
Forge (Belfast) 130 171 186
All Children's (Newcastle) 86 103
Bridge (Banbridge) 107 140
Milstrand (Portrush) 83 115
Lagan College (Belfast) 500 558 585
Hazelwood College (Belfast) 215 293

Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what numbers of pupils presently attend an integrated school in Northern Ireland; what percentage of pupils this number represents, for(a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) grammar schools; what information he has as to how many pupils attend such schools in each education and library board area; and how many in each board area are (i) Roman Catholic, (ii) Protestant and (iii) other, or as much of such information as is available to him.

Dr. Mawhinney

[holding answer 21 February 1990]: The seven integrated schools that are grant-aided as voluntary maintained schools had an aggregate enrolment of 1,630 pupils at January 1990.

Enrolment figures for all schools are not yet available for January 1990 but at the latest date for which comparable figures are available (January 1989) the five integrated primary schools had 646 pupils, representing 0.4 per cent. of all primary school enrolments in Northern Ireland and the two secondary schools had 773 pupils, representing 0.8 per cent. of all secondary school enrolments.

In addition to the seven grant-aided integrated schools, there are three integrated primary schools operating as independent schools:

Windmill Integrated Primary School 59
Enniskillen Integrated Primary School 64
Braidside Integrated Primary School (Ballymena) 36

The figures for the four education and library board areas in which these schools are situated are as follows:

Belfast 687
South Eastern 688
North Eastern 115
Southern 140

Information as to the religious affiliations of pupils at schools in Northern Ireland is not readily available.