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Proposed closure of Local High School

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‘The Progressive Unionist Party is strongly opposed to the proposal to close Craigavon Senior High School and bus pupils to Portadown.

This proposal, recommended by the new Board of Governors and supported by the DUP, will leave Lurgan without a senior non-selective post primary school.

The process has been without public consultation and lacks all transparency. It comes after decades of inadequate investment in Craigavon Senior High School. The neglect and under-investment in this school has compounded the problem of educational underachievement.

This closure can only be detrimental to the Unionist community and the DUP’s acquiescence to such a harmful decision is a total abrogation of its responsibility to the people of Lurgan.’