We opened as a school in September 1964 with 300 pupils. To-day we have almost 900 pupils enrolled and enjoy ‘state of the art’ facilities in our new building which was officially opened in 2003. The members of the College community are justifiably proud of the magnificent facilities. Much more important, however, is the very real sense of caring which has been the hallmark of the College since its inception and the unity of purpose which is evident in the corridors and classrooms. The Pastoral care structure of the College ensures that through a system of form teachers and heads of year staff get to know each pupil and build a network of support suitable for individual needs.
As a self-evaluating College, teachers continually review and assess teaching strategies to ensure that independent study and research are integral parts of daily life. We strive to create a positive environment where the key to success is enjoyment in learning. We are one of the highest achieving non-selective schools in Northern Ireland at both GCSE and GCE level.
Here we are fully committed to the holistic development of the pupil-spiritually, physically, morally and intellectually, and to ensuring that the College’s mission statement ‘To promote partnership, develop talents and enjoy participation’ is embedded in the daily educational experiences of all pupils.
Physically the College is fully equipped to meet the demands of the 21st Century but, as in the past, success will continue to be won through the dedication, loyalty and commitment of staff, governors, pupils and parents, indeed all associated with our College community.
The Award submission video
Notes on this video
Students demonstrate how ICT is used in different subjects and to engage with the community and businesses. These opportunities develop:
- Home-school links
- Student voice.