BelfastHigh School, a VoluntaryGrammar School, was founded in 1854 and since then it has gone from strength to strength. The School is widely regarded as one of the best Grammar Schools in Northern Ireland. It is important that we strike the right balance between valued traditions and innovation in these changing times. We have very high expectations of our pupils generally and in particular we expect high standards with regard to attendance, uniform, punctuality and behaviour. BelfastHigh School pupils are extremely successful in the areas of Sport, Art, Music and Drama as well as in the academic sphere.
BelfastHigh School prides itself on its extremely effective partnership between professional committed staff, well-motivated courteous pupils, supportive parents and effective Governors. There may well be challenging times ahead but BelfastHigh School is confident that it will continue to flourish in the future.
I feel very privileged to be Principal of this excellent School. Our pupils will continue to be at the centre of everything we do. We aim to ensure that all individual pupils achieve their full potential and that they enjoy this School and feel proud to be part of it.
Mrs L F Gormley Principal
The Aims of the School
to provide a broad, balanced and coherent curriculum which suits the needs of all pupils in a changing society and which encourages each pupil in his or her intellectual, cultural, aesthetic and physical development;
to instil in each pupil the determination to strive in all activities, academic and otherwise, to achieve his or her own level of excellence;
to encourage in pupils a respect for religious and moral values;
to create a caring environment in which the needs of each pupil are considered;
to make full use of the contribution of the home and the wider community to the education process;
to foster social attitudes which will enable each pupil to take his or her place as a responsible member of the community
Extra Curricular Activities
A wide range of extra-curricular activities is available to all pupils who are encouraged to participate for enjoyment and self-development. The clubs and societies provide for artistic, cultural, sporting and other interests. The clubs currently available include: