Alex Easton MLA has reacted with delight at the news that the Department of Education has agreed to extra year 8 places at Bangor Academy and Strangford College.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is fantastic news and I am delighted that the Department of Education has listened to me and the DUP delegation that went to meet them. The news that 40 extra places are to be allocated to Bangor Academy and 19 for Strangford College will be welcomed by many of those parents still not to have a place for their child for year 8. However there is still more work to be done as there will still be some parents who will still need places for their children and it very important that lessons are learnt from this years’ experience so that this does not happen for next year. This is fantastic news but we cannot become complacent.”