The families of more than 1,000 children in Fermanagh who have been sent questionnaires on cross border education, have been urged to complete them by the Education Minister, John O'Dowd.

The survey aims to determine the level of parental demand for cross-border education and to help future planning of the schools estate.

The parents of 1,187 pupils from Fermanagh are involved in the survey.

For the purposes of the survey, the border corridor is defined as being six miles wide radius on each side of the border for primary schools and 12 miles radius for post primary schools.

In Northern Ireland this involves families with children in Years 1 and 7 attending primary schools and Year 8 children attending post-primary schools within 12 miles of the border.