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Ballydown Primary School, Banbridge


In Ballydown Primary School and Nursery class we aim to provide the best educational experiences, enabling each child to develop intellectually, physically and socially whilst encountering a happy, secure, stimulating environment embedded within a Christian ethos. The promotion of spiritual, moral and cultural development is encouraged alongside an understanding and tolerance of others.

Ballydown is a school where children :-

  • enjoy a happy, secure learning environment
  • encounter a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum
  • have stimulating and challenging experiences
  • are given opportunities to develop their independence, confidence and initiative
  • experience a supportive atmosphere developing self esteem, mutual trust and respect, exemplifying a strong sense of well being for all
  • develop skills, knowledge and understanding in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT
  • gain a knowledge and understanding of the world around them through scientific, historical, geographical and religious inquiry
  • develop practical, creative, artistic and physical skills
  • are provided with opportunities to work independently and collaboratively
  • are offered a wide programme of extra curricular activities.

In Ballydown we demonstrate our commitment to working as a thinking school in a learning environment by:

  • ensuring that teaching and learning is part of an evaluative process;
  • planning in line with the Northern Ireland Curriculum and School Development Plan and the Curricular Guidance for Pre-School Education:
  • striving for continuous improvement in all that we do;
  • working professionally and collaboratively towards common goals aspiring to high achievements and standards
  • fostering open and effective communication with all stakeholders and valuing their contribute to school
  • providing a warm, welcoming, friendly and inclusive environment.
  • engaging in partnership with parents and children, striving to achieve high standards in work, behaviour and participation in the life of the school.