HL Deb 07 March 2005 vol 670 cc51-2WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there will be sufficient places in integrated schools in Northern Ireland by September 2005 to satisfy all parental requests; and, if not, what shortage of places there will be in (a) primary schools; and (b) secondary schools. [HL1362]

Baroness Amos

The total number of places available in the integrated sector in the 2005–06 school year for year one pupils is 1,179 and 1,920 for year eight pupils. Information on applications for 2005–06 is not available.

The admission process in the primary sector is currently under way and parents will be notified of primary school placements on 8 April. The post primary admissions process will commence on 16 March and parents will be notified of post primary placements on 27 May.