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Glastry College
14 Victoria Road, Ballyhalbert, BT22 1DQ, UK Newtownards
Tel. 02842 771226



Principal's Welcome


principal_welcome_1.jpgI would like to begin by acknowledging and welcoming your interest in Glastry College. Glastry is a college of family and community. For many years we have sought to meet the needs of pupils from the peninsula irrespective of background or academic ability. Many of our present pupils are sons and daughters and sometimes grandsons and granddaughters of former pupils.

Over the years Glastry College has been recognised as a centre of excellence with an enviable reputation. As was noted in the most recent Department of Education report:

“the high regard of the Governors and Parents for the college is well founded.”

We have committed ourselves to offer the best possible educational experience and opportunities to all of our pupils in order that they may attain their potential. We believe that success results from security and encouragement and we pride ourselves on the caring and friendly atmosphere of the College.

We believe that a good education is much more than academic attainment. Success in public examinations is important and the college is proud of its record in this area, annually our results are well above the provinces average for nonselective schools. However we regard the development of the pupil as a whole person as vital. Each pupil is encouraged to strive for high standards and to develop the social and personal skills so essential for adult life in this fast-changing technological age.

We are confident that if you choose to enter into partnership with us in the education of your child during these formative years, the outcome will be a mature and balanced young person with the education and personal confidence to take his or her place in the world of tomorrow.

We hope this website will provide you with a better understanding of what the College has to offer. We also accept it can do no more than give general information. If you would like to know more about us you are very welcome to visit the college, to discuss your child’s particular needs and to meet with teachers and pupils.

Yours sincerely

A J Black

College Discipline

It is true to say that 'good discipline' is desired by teachers, parents and pupils alike. When your child becomes a pupil at Glastry College, you are accepting that they will behave to the standard required in our College rules.

Pupils are required to behave responsibly at all times. They are required to display good manners, consideration, and respect for fellow pupils, teachers and other adults as well as respect for College property.

All pupils have the right to the opportunity of progressing to the best of their ability and to a setting which is conducive to effective teaching and learning. Pupils who act in such a manner as to interfere with these rights will be subject to the College's disciplinary procedures, exact details of which are contained in the disciplinary policy which is issued to all parents whose children enroll in the college.

Curriculum Overview

The college provides a thoughtful, carefully structured programme of academic and personal development, balancing the interests of pupils, with the obligations of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and the needs of prospective employers. We emphasise a high level of academic achievement, in a wide ability range and the acquisition of qualifications and personal skills necessary in our modern society.

The curriculum is based on the principles of breadth, balance and relevance, so that our pupils receive a well rounded education in their early years before they specialise in the senior school.

Key Stage 3

  • English, Maths, Science
  • French, Art, PE, RE, Music
  • Personal & Social Education, IT, Business Studies
  • History, Geography, Technology, HE

Key Stage 4

Compulsory Subjects

  • English, Maths, Science - Single Award
  • Religious Education, Physical Education, French, Careers Education

Optional Elements

  • Art, Business Studies, Child Development, English Literature
  • Geography, Home Economics, History, Music
  • Business Information Technology, Physical Education, Religious Education, ICT 
  • Science - Double Award, Technology, Motor Vehicle Studies

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