Thank you for taking the time to visit our Primary 1 Admissions page. Why should you choose Groggan Primary School for your child?
We were rated ‘Very Good’ in our most recent ETI inspection and ‘Outstanding’ in our Pastoral Care inspection.
We are an inclusive school, the staff work hard to meet the needs of all our pupils. We want each child to achieve their true potential and do this with differentiated work, extension work in Literacy and Numeracy activities, online learning platforms and interventions for our pupils who need a little help.
We have a dedicated team of staff, assisted by a team of Classroom Assistants. Your child will be nurtured, and cared for in a school with a real family atmosphere. The older children act as Buddies to our younger pupils, supporting them in their first few weeks at ‘Big School’.
We are a progressive school, using Technology to enhance our pupils’ learning experience. Each classroom is well equipped with iPads, the latest Interactive Whiteboards and coding resources. Staff attend regular training, and work hard to embrace the latest educational ideas.
Our Primary 1 room is bright and welcoming and is well resourced with play materials. There is always a buzz in Primary 1 with lots of fun learning activities taking place.
We have recently been awarded the Social Schools award, we are only one a few schools in Northern Ireland to achieve this. We are an ECO School, having been awarded our 7th flag. Our school is a Sustrans Silver School, awarded for the school’s work on Road Safety, and is a Healthy School, having been awarded the Bronze level. We are a Take 5 Gold level school and have regular wellbeing sessions in school.
We have Safe Place status and the staff have all recently been awarded a Dyslexia Awareness award. Our ICT coordinator is a Microsoft Ambassador and our Principal has SeeSaw Ambassador status. We have all recently had training from Tiny Life and are working on our Premature Birth award, to ensure we have a better understanding of the needs of these pupils. Staff have been trained in the Solihull approach, ACE's and Nurture.
We have invested heavily in the last few years in our Literacy and Numeracy schemes, resources, and Reading books.
We have beautiful grounds, with a beautiful garden, our own Football pitch, large playground and a wonderful Outdoor Playground which we continually add to and develop.
The children enjoy trips to enhance their learning and P1 enjoy going to the farm, the town and even the seaside! We have a strong Shared Education partnership with Millquarter Primary School and benefit from shared classes, trips and staff training.
Our Primary 7 pupils are well prepared for the Transfer process and move onto schools in Ballymena, Antrim and Magherafelt.
Please take some time to look round our website and visit the class pages, they will give you a sense of what happens in each class, but in no way replaces a visit to our school.
If you would like a prospectus or want further details, or to speak to a member of staff, please contact the school and we would be happy to help.
Please come back and visit this page often as we will be updating it with details about the admission process once the Education Authority release these.
Thank you for your time.
Mrs C. Humphrey
M.B.E. BEd (Hons), MA. Ed, P.Q.H. NI,