Cross border co-operation assessed to save schools
A school in Co Fermanagh earmarked for closure is looking to Donegal as a key to its future survival.
A review of Catholic post-primary education found St. Mary’s High School in Brollagh was unviable in view of its small pupil numbers but now parents of children are hoping that cross-border co-operation could secure its future.
If the school closed, children would have to travel to Enniskillen to go to school while Donegal town is much closer.
Education ministers north and south of the border now say families living in the border area will be consulted about the option of sending their children to schools in neighbouring jurisdictions, with a questionnaire set to be circulated through schools within six miles of the border to assess demand.