As principal of Newtownhamilton High School, I would like to thank you for taking the time to view our website, which we hope will give you a flavour of the distinctive advantages and Christian ethos of our school. My staff and I believe that the unsurpassed quality and opportunities which we offer provide a uniquely personal educational experience for pupils aged 11- 16. I trust that you will find our site interesting and useful and that you will enjoy browsing through our pages.
Whilst retaining our own distinctive ethos and style, Newtownhamilton High has achieved unequalled success for its pupils in GCSE examinations. The excellence of our provision has been acknowledged in the recent “Very Good” inspection report. We were the top performing non-selective controlled school in Northern Ireland in both 2011 and 2012 in terms of % pupils achieving 5A*-C GCSE grades (including English and Maths). Due to God’s providence and our partnership arrangements with SRC and other schools within the Newry & Mourne Area Learning Community, we now offer more courses than ever before. Although we remain a small school (with the resulting benefit of more individual attention and support), the breadth of curriculum which we now offer means that pupils’ career paths are now much wider. Significantly, the SELB area based proposals predict a bright and secure future for our successful school.
If there is anything else that you would like to know, or if I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.