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Flanagan Welcomes Retention of Derrylin School

Published: 21 April, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Phil Flanagan has welcomed confirmation from CCMS that it intends to bring forward a proposal to retain post-primary education at St Mary's High School in Derrylin.

Speaking after discussing the issue with CCMS, Mr Flanagan said:

"I am delighted that CCMS are now proposing to retain post-primary education in Derrylin. There was never any support within this community to close the school and the proposal to transfer children to Lisnaskea was a non-runner.

"It is welcome that CCMS have listened to the views of the local community and I would like to commend the local action group that was established to campaign to keep the school open. I was delighted to support their efforts. They have demonstrated that rural communities can effectively campaign to protect vital services.

"I look forward to a successful future for the local community and wish the pupils and staff of St Aidan's all the best for the future."