Primary School is a controlled primary school opened in September, 1975
to cater for the educational needs of the surrounding area. The building
is therefore very modern, light and airy providing an attractive environment
for the children to learn.
The school was built to cater for 300+ pupils and has extensive facilities.
There are 10 spacious classrooms in a two-storey building, a hall / gymnasium,
dining hall, library, modern computer suite, resource room, and medical
There are extensive grounds including two playgrounds, sports pitches
and an environmental/ garden area. Full use is made of these facilities
to enrich the education of the children.
There are 10 teaching staff and a principal. All classes are comprised
of boys and girls of mixed intellectual ability: their progress is monitored
by class tests, end of year examinations, standardised tests, end of Key
Stage Assessments and regular homework.
Currently the school has an enrolment of 226 pupils in 9 classes. The
school also has a very experienced teacher who helps children with Special
Educational Needs and is involved in the Reading Recovery programme.
The school caters for children of compulsory school age and has close
links with Ballyhenry Nursery School.
The school has a strong pastoral dimension with an anti-bullying charter
operating. The key focus on teaching and learning ensure high standards
in all areas of the curriculum.