Strabane Academy sod cutting

CSSC Chief Executive Barry Mulholland was delighted to be among guests welcomed by Chair of the Board of Governors of Strabane Academy to the site of the new school to cut the first sod.

This marks the beginning of the construction project, a £21.47m investment, from the Department of Education’s Schools’ Major Capital Programme.

Chair of Strabane Academy Board of Governors Mr William Mealiff thanked everyone involved saying

This is a great day for the pupils and staff of Strabane Academy and for the entire Strabane community.

Our new school building will help ensure quality post primary education provision for more than 700 pupils in modern surroundings with all the facilities that are required to deliver the NI post primary curriculum.

I wish to thank everyone who has been involved in ensuring that our dream of a brand new school is now becoming a reality.

CSSC Chief Executive Barry Mulholland said

It is fantastic to see the construction of the new Strabane Academy premises starting. The investment into the school will benefit staff, pupils and the community in the years ahead.

I look forward to returning to see the school when the work is completed, which is planned to be in June 2021

Published 13 December 2017