Laurelhill is an 11-18 Community College situated in attractive, open surroundings. The mission of the College is to: provide quality learning and teaching opportunities which will facilitate pupils reaching the maximum of their academic potential; deliver the provision of quality learning in order that the career aspirations of pupils can be realised; ensure that pupils are educated in a caring and orderly environment in which there is a code of conduct which promotes acceptable behaviour and a pastoral care structure which facilitates the welfare and academic progress of young people; develop a self-evaluating ethos which seeks continually to improve its current practice by taking ownership for assessing all aspects of college life; and finally, provide interaction between the life of the college and the life of the community to the mutual benefit of both.
Modern learning and teaching facilities include Science laboratories, Technology and Design workshops, Business Education suite, Computer and Information Technology centre, Drama and Music workshops, Art and Design Blocks, Community Library, Lecture Theatre and well equipped classrooms for the teaching of Modern Languages, English, Mathematics, History, Home Economics, Geography and Religious Education. The addition of a new science room to complement the recently refurbished science rooms of the College, new technology and design manufacturing rooms and systems rooms, together with the refurbishment of the first of three home economics rooms, has provided enhanced facilities which meet the needs of pupils and teachers to have access to high quality learning and teaching facilities.
Excellent facilities are available for a wide range of sporting activities including a large sports hall, gymnasium, fitness suite and extensive grass playing fields and all-weather pitches adjacent to the main College buildings. Pupils have also access to the new floodlit Laurelhill Sports Zone as part of the College’s outreach programme to the community.
The recent installation of a lift has improved access to all of the College’s facilities for pupils and adults. The upgrading of College facilities is an integral part of the College’s Development Plan 2003 - 2007.