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Inspirational St Francis’ principal Mr Anthony McMorrow is retiring

Described by former pupils and colleagues as inspirational, Mr Anthony McMorrow is retiring as principal of St Francis’ Primary School in Lurgan.

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Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan Campus. INLM39-221.

MLA calls for bespoke high school in Lurgan after ‘shocking’ suspension figures revealed

A Craigavon school, which has seen the greatest number of pupil suspensions in the Upper Bann area, has ‘appalling facilities’, says one local politician.

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Pupils lives at risk on ‘dangerous’ footpath

A footpath close to a Lurgan primary school is putting the lives of children and parents at risk, the principal has warned.

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Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan Campus. INLM39-221.

Campus ‘not fit for purpose’

The Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School is ‘not fit for purpose’, says MLA Doug Beattie who called for a new purpose built site.

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Millington Primary School Portadown  Photo by Google

‘Cuts will hurt poorer pupils’

Cuts to extra funding for primary schools will affect more than just breakfast clubs, warns Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie.

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Whatsapping your way through revision 'just isn't possible'

WhatsApp-ing your way through successful exam revision just isn’t possible, according to a leading Northern Ireland educator.

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Pupils at Brownlow Integrated College, Craigavon Photograph by Declan Roughan

Poll backs good educational standards

One hundred percent of parents surveyed in Upper Bann said good educational standards are more important than a faith or cultural ethos according to a recent report.

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John O'Dowd

SF slam DUP in education row

Sinn Fein has slammed claims by DUP MP David Simpson that it was former Education Minister John O’Dowd’s own ‘political agenda’ that prevented investment in the controlled sector.

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Pupils at St Francis' PS ready to get gardening at their new allotment

Ground-breaking primary school sets up allotments for local community

A ground-breaking school project has led to the creation of Lurgan’s first community allotment at St Francis’ Primary School.

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Who makes the final call if your child's school needs to close due to snow?

Parents are waiting with baited breath to see if schools around Northern Ireland are set to close later this week after the host of weather warnings issues.
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Doug Beattie MLA

MLAs back campaign for new Education Hub

Three Upper Bann MLAs have backed a ground-breaking plan to build a state of the art educational hub in Lurgan.

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Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan.

Call for new state-of-the-art £38m Lurgan education hub

Local politicians have been urged to back a campaign to build a £38m state of the art educational hub at the Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School.

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Portadown pupils are told to get on their bikes

Portadown pupils are told to get on their bikes

World record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont and pupils from Richmount Primary School in Portadown are calling on families to take up the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’ as part of Sustrans Big Pedal 2018 - a UK-wide event to get more young people cycling and scooting to school.

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Weather warnings have been issued by both Met Eireann and the Met Office.

Some Craigavon and Lurgan schools shut early due to weather

A number of Lurgan primary schools have closed early due to the worsening weather conditions.

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St Teresa's Primary School principal, Eunan Kearney pictured in the school carpark where the school bus has difficulty getting parked at times due to parents taking up the designated bus space. INLM02-201.

School children’s lives put at risk

A Lurgan primary school principal has warned that children’s lives could be at risk because of dangerous parking by some parents and carers.

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Artists impression of the new Southern Regional College campus in Craigavon

Southern Regional College submits plans for new £45m Craigavon campus

Plans for a new £45m state-of-the-art Southern Regional College (SRC) campus at Craigavon Lakes have been submitted to Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council.

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Open Day at St John The Baptist

Open Day at St John The Baptist

St John The Baptist’s College is hosting an Open Day on January 13 next year.

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Dwyer Coleman of St Francis PS

St Francis PS awarded International Schools Status at special ceremony

A primary school in Lurgan has been awarded International Status, one of only five schools in the whole of Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade.

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Teacher Gavin McNaney.

Tributes to ‘inspirational teacher’

Tributes have been paid to a former teacher at Saint Catherine’s College in Armagh who died on Saturday after a short illness.

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