Newtownhamilton High School is a Controlled Co-educational (Group 2) High School for the 11-16 year old pupils of the town and surrounding rural areas. The school, which opened in 1955, occupies two red-bricked buildings on the north side of the town, with five annexes added to meet the growing requirement for teaching accommodation.
Newtownhamilton High School aims to provide a sound, broad-based education and useful qualifications in a secure, happy, Christian environment. The school, though small, has proved it can deliver parity of educational opportunity with success and provide a broad and balanced curriculum appropriate to the age, aptitude and ability of each child. Having kept abreast of all the recent educational changes and with heavy investment in new buildings and computer facilities, the school is well placed to deliver the new Northern Ireland Entitlement Framework Curriculum.
In the school, you will find an excellent blend of ingredients which ensure success. The close co-operation between parents, children and teachers motivates the pupils to succeed and minimises discipline problems. This is evidenced by the fact that the attendance rate for 2016/17 was 95%. The combination of an excellent academic record (the Top Controlled Non-Selective School in N.Ireland in 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2015/16), a commitment to those children who have learning difficulties and the friendly family atmosphere which is unique to the smaller school has earned Newtownhamilton High School a special place in the educational world.