Integrate Seaview Primary School

What's happening?

Parents at Seaview Primary School (a Catholic maintained school) have voted overwhelmingly (95% support) to become an integrated school. It's one of several Catholic maintained schools hoping to be the first to successfully transform (become integrated) following a parental vote.

Rather than being organised around a specific religious community, integrated schools are designed to bring together pupils, families and teachers of all backgrounds.

What's our view?

There is extremely broad support across all communities in Northern Ireland for children to be educated together in good inclusive schools. Sadly institutions have not kept pace with the public's wishes and the vast majority of schools remain segregated along religious lines. This fragmented education system exacerbates community tensions, wastes taxpayers' money and undermines children's religious freedom.

Where (as here) there is strong democratic support for an existing single faith school to become integrated (transformation), the Department of Education must give the proposal series consideration.

Who are we?

No More Faith Schools is a national campaign coordinated by the National Secular Society and with supporters from a broad social, political and religious spectrum. We're dedicated to an end to state funded faith schools. We would like all schools to have an inclusive community ethos, free from any religious discrimination, privilege or control.

We help people challenge new faith schools, particularly where they have discriminatory admissions rules and where there are proposals for inclusive alternatives.

When do you get a say?

Please sign our petition and send your expression of support to dps@education-ni.gov.uk (Proposal #648) by 18 September 2020. The deadline for all current development proposals has been extended due to Covid-19.

Integrate Seaview Primary School

Sign the petition to show your support.

Integrate Seaview Primary School

Related news

Is Northern Ireland set to move away from religious segregation in schools?

Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 10:46

The idea that children should be educated together regardless of their religious background is gaining...

School sign

Make Northern Ireland’s schools integrated and secular, say MLAs

Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 10:31

Members of NI's legislative assembly from a variety of parties have called for children to be educated...

Rachel Woods

Education Authority won’t support Evangelical group’s state school

Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 14:22

The Education Authority in Northern Ireland will not support plans to make two schools which are run...

Classroom

Evangelical network requests state funding for school in NI

Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:14

The No More Faith Schools campaign has objected to plans to make two schools in Northern Ireland which...

Classroom

Segregating schools in NI causes gross inefficiencies, says report

Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:27

Taxpayers in Northern Ireland are wasting millions of pounds every year because schools are segregated...

Classroom

Catholic school plans to be first in NI to become integrated

Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:26

The No More Faith Schools campaign has backed plans for a Catholic school to become the first in Northern...

Seaview Primary School
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

Share this campaign

Please join me, 95% of parents and the community of Seaview Primary School in supporting an integrated school future.
Click to tweet