Question marks over future of College Prep

By ADAM HASSIN

TWO meetings will take place next week to discuss the future of the Portadown College Preparatory department.

The two meetings were instigated by the College’s Board of Governors and will see SELB officers meeting with the Board of Governors on Monday and then with parents on Wednesday.

The meetings will discuss a range of options regarding the department including, it is understood, full closure or a significant hike in pupil fees.

A spokesperson for SELB said, "Officers are planning to attend two meetings next week at Portadown College. The officers plan to meet the Board of Governors of the College on March 7 and parents on March 9.

"The meetings to discuss the future of the College’s Preparatory Department have been initiated by the Board of Governors."