Belair High School now Government-funded
The privately-owned Belair High School in Manchester that catered mostly to the parish’s wealthy, is now a public school.
The institution’s status as a Government grant-aided school was officially unveiled at a ceremony yesterday morning which was presided over by Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites.
The enrolment at the school currently stands at approximately 400 students.
However, Thwaites says one of the Government’s major thrusts is to increase the number of spaces to accommodate Mandeville’s growing need.
He says the Government has already contributed to the building of classrooms to accommodate additional students to be sent to the school.
The Belair High School was started in 1968 by the Alpart Bauxite Company to educate the children of its expatriate managers.
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