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Northern Ireland Archive

Common transfer test: Thousands of children sit first paper

About 14,000 children have sat the first paper in the new transfer test in Northern Ireland on Saturday.

How segregation and selection still dominate NI education

Schools in Northern Ireland have much to boast about in terms of international rankings but there are myriad tensions within the education system – not least...

Health ‘beyond crisis’ and schoolchildren used as ‘pawns’, NI affairs committee hears

Over half a million people in Northern Ireland are currently on a waiting list for medical treatment, Westminster’s NI Affairs Committee has been told.

Cuts to education ‘will put children in Northern Ireland behind UK counterparts’

Proposed cuts to education funding in Northern Ireland will set students in Northern Ireland back by a “significant amount” when compared with their counterparts in other...

Lack of education funding will be damaging for future of NI, says schools body chief

The chief executive of the Controlled Schools Support Council (CSSC) has accused the Secretary of State of using children as pawns and jeopardising the futures of...

St Paul’s Students tour Belfast construction sites

Over a dozen girls from the Construction Department at St Paul's High School, Bessbrook recently got a chance to view several large construction projects in Belfast...

Northern Ireland student fees rise being considered to tackle budget shortfall

Stormont officials have been asked to examine the revenue-raising potential of increasing university student fees in Northern Ireland to £7,000.

NI education: Education Authority ‘reluctantly’ submits £14m cuts

The Education Authority (EA) has "regrettably and reluctantly agreed" £14m worth of cuts which it has submitted to the Department of Education for it to consider.

Transfer test: P7 pupils in NI receive AQE and GL results

Thousands of primary seven pupils in Northern Ireland have received their transfer test results on Saturday.

NI grammars warn of staff cuts as schools face funding crisis

NI grammars warn of staff cuts as schools face funding crisis.