St Mary's Primary School is situated in the hamlet of Glasdrumman, about one mile north of Annalong on the main Kilkeel - Newcastle Road. The school is in a beautiful location with the Irish Sea and the Mourne Mountains as its neighbours. Around 1790 the first school was established in the area.
The present school was opened in 1969 and includes five classrooms, office and a large hall for PE, drama, music and assemblies. The school boasts beautiful grounds, which lend themselves to environmental studies and include a large sports field and a large playground. Each classroom is well resourced and computer workstations have recently been added.
The school has four classes and children are placed in classes according to their age i.e. Reception / P1, P2 / P3, P4 / P5, and P6/ P7.
St Mary's Primary School is a Maintained school for children between the ages of four and eleven.
We are in the Parish of Lower Mourne and we have close links with St Mary's church, which is a short walk away from us.
We also have strong links with Glasdrumman Gaelic Athletic Club, our local football club.
If you wish your child to start school, please try to register your child with us as soon as possible. This enables us to plan ahead. An application form can be obtained from the school.
The ethos of the school can be best summed up with the school's motto:
"SHARING THE CARING"