Belfast Telegraph

School can fight £15m funds snub

A Co Tyrone grammar school has won High Court permission to challenge a decision to deny it access to nearly £15m to build a new school.

Loreto Grammar School in Omagh was granted leave to seek a judicial review of a decision by Education Minister Caitriona Ruane.

The case centres on a £14.6m investment it was promised in 2004 through a public private partnership for a new build on its existing site.

The scheme was announced by the then direct rule minister Barry Gardiner as part of a major expansion plan for schools across Northern Ireland.

Since then, however, proposals have been advanced for a shared education campus on the site of the old Lisanelly military barracks.

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