An Education Authority Spokesperson said:
“On behalf of Coleraine College, Dunluce School, North Coast Integrated College and the Education Partners involved in this project we welcome the Department of Education Permanent Secretary’s decision to approve the amalgamation of these schools in the Causeway area.
This innovative project of creating a new co-educational, 11-18, non-selective controlled integrated post-primary school with direct links to Ulster University is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The new school will create a learner-focused environment which is sustainable and will provide many new opportunities for the young people in the area. It will also provide increased SEN specialist provision to meet the needs within the area.
Coleraine College, Dunluce School and North Coast Integrated College, the Education Authority, Ulster University, Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education and Controlled Schools’ Support Council will continue to work closely as we move towards implementing this development proposal.”