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Dromara Primary School
36 Hillsborough Road, BT25 2BL, UK Dromara
Tel. 028 9753 2875


Dromara Primary School

General Information

Dromara Primary School is a controlled school, set in the village of Dromara which lies in the heart of County Down near Slieve Croob. The river Lagan rises on the nearby slopes and passes through the village and close to the school on its way to Belfast and the Irish Sea. The school is well appointed and provides adequate grass and tarmac areas for games and play. The fabric of the building both inside and out is well maintained. All classrooms are provided with their own library areas and computers. A library / resource room is also provided for the use of senior pupils. The school has substantial storage space for Physical Education, Science, Maths and Music equipment. A state of the art multi sports area has just been completed which will be a great boost for both school and community.

Dromara Primary School has a highly competent staff with a wide variety of skills, experience and academic qualification. All teachers have been involved in formulating of School policies and schemes of work which have fitted in smoothly with the Programmes of Study as laid down in the Northern Ireland Common Curriculum. There is a wide range of specialist coaching for boys and girls and tuition is provided for such things as Netball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Tennis, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Tennis, Badminton and Cricket. Throughout the years, principals and staff have worked to create an integrated school, one which is closely linked to its community and where the young people of the district could learn in an atmosphere of caring.

Pupils learn and perform best when they are happy and it is the aim of this school to create a friendly and stimulating atmosphere where each and every child is of the greatest importance and where the success of the school is built upon co-operation among parents, staff and pupils.

Dromara Primary School

Extra Curricular Activities

Activity Teachers Day Start Date
Netball Mrs Milligan and Miss Parkinson Monday 10th September
Gymnastics Mrs Milligan Tuesday 11th September
Mr Bovis Tuesday 11th September
Gymnastics Mrs Milligan and Miss Parkinson Thursday 13th September


Dromara Primary School


Day Monday
Time 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Venue In the rear playground or if weather conditions are bad the practice will take place in the hall.

We welcome all year 5, 6 and 7 girls to take part in netball. The practices are great fun with usually a warm-up to start then some skills work with finally a 'friendly' match. We play matches with other schools in the Spring and Summer terms, take part in a small schools' league and hold our own inter-schools tournament in the month of June. Also, at various times throughout the year we team up with our EMU school, St. Michael's Primary School and have netball practices together.


Day Tuesday
Time 8:45 am - 9:20 am
Venue Dining Hall

Children in Years 1, 2 and 3 come to gymnastics on Tuesday mornings. They work towards badges in the British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards Scheme. Some of the moves they have to perform are as follows - 'Balance on one foot and hold', 'Walk backwards along a bench, stop, turn and dismount', 'Bunny hop with weight on hands from side to side over box'.

The children thoroughly enjoy gymnastics and are always delighted to gain their badges and certificates!

Day Tuesday
Time 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Venue In the rear playground or if weather conditions are bad the practice will take place in the hall.

All Year 5, 6 and 7 boys are welcome to attend football practice on Tuesdays after school between 3:15pm and 3:50pm. The session begins with some warm-up activities, ball control skills and concludes with a variety of small sided games. Throughout the year the boys will be involved in a number of 'friendly' matches and tournaments with local schools. The school has enjoyed success in previous years winning a number trophies. In June our school holds its own inter-schools tournament. At various times throughout the year we compete against our local EMU school, St. Michael's Primary School.


Day Thursday
Time 8:45 am - 9:20 am
Venue Dining Hall

On Thursday mornings we welcome children from Years 4, 5, 6 and 7. These are more advanced gymnasts who work on such moves as 'Handstand into forward roll', 'Splits' and 'Headstand with straight legs'.

The children thoroughly enjoy gymnastics and are always delighted to gain their badges and certificates!

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