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Post-Primary School Open Days in Northern Ireland 2017

Attending school open days is a perfect way for children and parents to get a feel for each school, the range of subjects available and what extra-curricular activities/clubs your child could get involved in. Chatting to teachers and current pupils is very reassuring and can help you both decide if that school’s culture and ethos is the right fit and will enable your child to reach their full potential.

Attending open days can also help narrow down your list of potential schools, some schools may simply not feel right for your child despite all of their merits, or they may not offer the range of subjects and experiences you are looking for. By attending open days, you gain a real insight into the atmosphere and potential of each school.

Whether your child is in P6 and you are just starting to research local schools, or if your child is in P7 and ready to make their choice you can attend as many open days as you want. Being able to compare each school will help your child feel more relaxed and will get them excited about taking their next step in their educational journey.

Please browse the below list to find details of all upcoming open days/evenings. The list is organised per district area, in alphabetical order.

We hope you find this information helpful.

Antrim & Newtownabbey

School Name Day Date Time

Abbey Community College

Thursday

19 January 2017

6.30pm

Antrim Grammar

Saturday

07 January 2017

9.15am

Ballyclare High

Wednesday

04 January 2017

6.30pm

Ballyclare Secondary

Tuesday

03 January 2017

6.45pm

Belfast High School

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.30am

Crumlin Integrated College

Tuesday

17 January 2017

7.30pm

Edmund Rice College

Tuesday

10 January 2017

3.30pm & 7pm

Glengormley High

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm

Parkhall Integrated College

Thursday

12 January 2017

6.45pm

St Benedict's College

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

Ards & North Down

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Bangor Academy & Sixth Form College

Monday

30 January 2017

7pm – 9pm

Tuesday

31 January 2017

7pm – 9pm

Bangor Grammar School

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.30am – 12noon

Glastry College

Monday

23 January 2017

7pm – 9.30pm

Glenlola Collegiate, Bangor

Thursday

26 January 2017

6.45pm

Movilla HS, Newtownards

Tuesday

24 January 2017

7pm

Nendrum College, Comber

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm - 9.30pm

Priory College, Holywood

Thursday

12 January 2017

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Regent House School, Newtownards

Thursday

8 December 2016

6pm – 9pm

Friday

9 December 2016

6pm – 9pm

St Columba’s HS, Portaferry

Saturday

28 January 2017

10am – 12.30pm

St Columbanus’ College, Bangor

Tuesday

10 January 2017

7pm

Strangford College

Wednesday

25 January 2017

7pm – 9.30pm

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm – 9.30pm

Sullivan Upper School, Holywood

Saturday

21 January 2017

9.30am – 12.30pm

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Banbridge Academy

Monday

30 January 2017

7pm

Banbridge High School

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

Brownlow Integrated College

Tuesday

10 January 2017

7pm or by appointment

City of Armagh High School

Thursday

05 January 2017

7.30pm or by appointment

Clounagh Junior High School

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm – 9pm or by appointment

Craigavon Senior High School

Thursday

02 February 2017

No time specified

Dromore High School

Thursday

12 January 2017

(Year 8) 7pm

Wednesday

1 March 2017

(Year 13) 7pm

Killicomaine Junior High School, Portadown

Thursday

19 January 2017

No time specified

Lismore Comprehensive

Thursday

12 January 2017

No time specified

Lurgan College

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm – 9.30pm

Lurgan Junior High School

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm – 9.30pm

Markethill High School

Wednesday

11 January 2017

6.45pm or by appointment

New-Bridge Integrated College, Loughbrickland

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.30am - 12.30pm

Principals address 10.30am

Portadown College

Contact the school for information

Rathfriland High School

Wednesday

25 January 2017

No time specified

St Catherine’s College and IMU, Armagh

Thursday

26 January 2017

No time specified

St John’s the Baptist College, Portadown

Saturday

21 January 2017

9.30am

St Patrick’s College, Banbridge

Thursday

12 January 2017

No time specified

St Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh

Tuesday

17 January 2017

No time specified

St Patrick’s High School, Keady

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm or by appointment

St Ronan’s College, KS3 Campus at Waring Street, Lurgan

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm

Tandragee Junior High School

Thursday

05 January 2017

7pm – 9pm

The Royal School, Armagh

Wednesday

18 January 2017

7pm – 9.30pm

Belfast

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Aquinas Grammar School

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.30am-1pm

Ashfield Boys’ High School


Tuesday

24 January 2017

7pm-9pm

Ashfield Girls’ High School

Tuesday

17 January 2017

6.30pm-9pm

Belfast Boys’ Model School

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm-9.30pm

Belfast Model School For Girls Friday

Thursday

5 January 2017

7pm-9pm

Friday

6 January 2017

9.30am-12noon

Belfast Royal Academy

Wednesday

11 January 2017

6.45pm-9pm

Thursday

12 January 2017

6.45pm-9pm

Bloomfield Collegiate

Thursday

12 January 2017

6pm-9pm

Campbell College

Friday

20 January 2017

6.30pm-9pm

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am-12:30pm

Christian Brothers School

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm



Colaiste Feirste


We welcome parents/guardians of primary 7 children in Irish Medium schools who wish to express an interest and who are not included on the list to contact the school and arrange a visit on our open day




Session 1

Saturday

14 January 2017

10.30am-12.30pm

Bunscoil Phobal Feirste

Scoil na Fuiseoige

Bunscoil Mhic Reachtain

Bunscoil an lúir

Bunscoil Naomh Proinnsíos

Gaelscoil na bhFál

Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach

Bunscoil Naomh Pádraig

Bunscoil Eoin Báiste Bunscoil Naomh Bríd

Session 2

Saturday

14 January 2017

2pm-4pm

Bunscoil an tSléibhe Dhuibh

Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagáin

Gaelscoil Éanna

Gaelscoil na Móna

Scoil an Droichid

Gaelscoil an Lonnáin

Bunscoil Bheanna Boírche

Gaelscoil Uí Néill

Corpus Christi College

Monday

16 January 2017

7pm-9pm

De La Salle College

Tuesday

17 January 2017

7pm-9pm

Dominican College

Saturday

21 January 2017

9.30am-1pm

Grosvenor Grammar School

Wednesday

4 January 2017

6.30pm-9pm

Thursday

5 January 2017

6.30pm-9pm

Hazelwood College

Thursday

12 January 2017

9am-12noon

6pm-9pm

Hunterhouse College

Friday

6 January 2017

7pm-9.30pm

Saturday

7 January 2017

9.30am-12noon

Little Flower Girls’ School

Thursday

12 January 2017

6.45pm-9pm

Malone College

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm-9pm

Mercy College

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm-9pm

Methodist College

Thursday

5 January 2017

6.30pm-9pm

Friday

6 January 2017

6.30pm-9pm

Our Lady & St Patrick's, Knock

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.15am–1pm

Rathmore Grammar School

Saturday

21 January 2017

9.30am–1pm

St Colm’s High School

Thursday

5 January 2017

7pm

St Dominic’s High School

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.30a -1pm

St Genevieve’s High School

Tuesday

10 January 2017

7pm

St Joseph’s College

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm-9pm

St Louise’s Comp. College

Thursday

12 January 2017

4.30pm & 6.30pm

St Malachy’s College

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm–9.30pm

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm–9.30pm

St Mary’s CB Grammar School

Thursday

19 January 2017

7.30pm

St Patrick’s College

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

St Rose’s Dominican College

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm

Strathearn School

Saturday

21 January 2017

9.15am-12.30pm

The Royal Belfast Academical Institution

Saturday

7 January 2017

9.30am-12.30pm

Wednesday

1 February 2017

4pm - 6pm (tours of school only)

Victoria College

Saturday

7 January 2017

10am-1pm

Wellington College

Thursday

5 January 2017

7pm-9pm

Monday

9 January 2017

7pm-9pm

Causeway Coast & Glens

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Ballycastle High

Thursday

05 January 2017

7pm

Ballymoney High

Monday

09 January 2017

7pm

Coleraine College

Tuesday

17 January 2017

7pm


Coleraine Grammar School


(Lodge Road Campus)

Thursday

12 January 2017

6.30pm

(Castlerock Road Campus)

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.30am

Cross & Passion College

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

Dalriada School

Saturday

07 January 2017

Morning

Dominican College

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

Dunluce School

Tuesday

10 January 2017

7.30pm

Gaelcholaiste Dhoire

Saturday

21 January 2017

11am

Limavady Grammar

Thursday

19 January 2017

From 6.30pm

Limavady High School

Thursday

05 January 2017

6.45pm

Loreto College

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.30am

North Coast Integrated College

Thursday

05 January 2017

7pm

Our Lady of Lourdes School

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

St Mary’s Limavady

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am–1pm

St Patrick’s College, Dungiven

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm–9pm

St Paul’s College

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

Derry City & Strabane

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Castlederg High

Wednesday

18 January 2017

7.15pm

Foyle College

Saturday

14 January 2017

10am–1pm

Holy Cross College, Strabane

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am–12noon

1pm – 3pm

Lisneal College

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm

Lumen Christi College

Monday

23 January 2017

4pm

Oakgrove Integrated College

Thursday

12 January 2017

4.30pm–7.30pm

St Brigid’s College, Carnhill

Monday

16 January 2017

7pm–9pm

St Cecilia’s College

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am–1pm

St Columb’s College

Tuesday

17 January 2017

4pm-8pm

St Joseph’s Boys’ School

Thursday

12 January 2017

7.30pm-9.30pm

St Mary’s College

Saturday

14 January 2017

10am–1.30pm

St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s College

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

Strabane Academy Junior Campus

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm

Thornhill College

Tuesday

31 January 2017

4pm–6.30pm

Fermanagh & Omagh

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Christian Brothers’ Grammar, Omagh

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am–1pm

Dean Maguirc College, Carrickmore

Monday

16 January 2017

7.30pm

Devenish College, Enniskillen

Wednesday

25 January 2017

7.30pm

Drumragh Integrated College, Omagh

Saturday

07 January 2017

9.45am–1.30pm

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School

Wednesday

01 February 2017

7pm

Erne Integrated College

Saturday

21 January 2017

10.30am–1pm

Loreto Grammar, Omagh

Wednesday

25 January 2017

6pm

Mount Lourdes Grammar

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

New Voluntary Maintained Secondary School Lisnaskea (amalgamation of St Comhghall’s College and St Eugene’s College, Roslea)

Tuesday

10 January 2017

7pm

The evening will be held on the St Comhghall’s College Site

Omagh Academy Grammar

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

Omagh High School

Wednesday

25 January 2017

7pm

Sacred Heart College

Saturday

14 January 2017

10am–1pm

St Aidan’s High, Derrylin

Tuesday

24 January 2017

7.30pm

St Fanchea’s College, Enniskillen

Thursday

26 January 2017

7.30pm

St John’s Business & Enterprise College, Dromore

Tuesday

24 January 2017

7.30pm-9.30pm

St Joseph’s College, Enniskillen

Saturday

14 January 2017

10.30am–1pm

St Mary’s College, Irvinestown

Tuesday

17 January 2017

7pm

St Mary’s High, Brollagh

Wednesday

18 January 2017

7.30pm

St Michael’s College, Enniskillen

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

Lisburn & Castlereagh

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Breda Academy

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm–9.30pm

Dundonald High School

Saturday

14 January 2017

10am–1pm

Fort Hill College, Lisburn

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm–9pm

Friends' School, Lisburn

Saturday

7 January 2017

9.30am–12noon

Lagan College, Belfast

Saturday

14 January 2017

9am–12.30pm

Laurelhill Community College

Monday

9 January 2017

7pm

Lisnagarvey HS, Lisburn

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm–9pm

St Patrick’s Academy, Lisburn

Thursday

19 January 2017

7.30pm

Wallace High School, Lisburn

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am–12.30pm

Mid & East Antrim

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Ballymena Academy

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

Cambridge House Grammar School

Saturday

21 January 2017

9.30am

Carrickfergus College

Thursday

05 January 2017 6

.30pm

Carrickfergus Grammar

Thursday

26 January 2017

6.30pm

Cullybackey College

Monday

23 January 2017

7.30pm

Tuesday

24 January 2017

7.30pm

Downshire School

Monday

30 January 2017

6.30pm

Dunclug College

Wednesday

04 January 2017

7pm

Thursday

05 January 2017

7pm

Larne Grammar

Tuesday

24 January 2017

6.30pm

Wednesday

25 January 2017

6.30pm

Larne High

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

Slemish Integrated College

Wednesday

25 January 2017

7pm

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm

St Killian's College

Saturday

28 January 2017

10am

St Louis Grammar

Wednesday

25 January 2017

7.15pm

Thursday

26 January 2017

7.15pm

St Patrick’s College, Ballymena

Wednesday

18 January 2017

7pm

Ulidia Integrated College

Saturday

28 January 2017

9.30am

Wednesday

1 February 2017

7pm

Mid Ulster

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Aughnacloy College

Wednesday

04 January 2017

No time specified

Cookstown High School

Tuesday

17 January 2017

To be arranged

Drumglass High School

Tuesday

10 January 2017

No time specified or by appointment

Fivemiletown College

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

Holy Trinity College, Cookstown

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm or by appointment

Integrated College, Dungannon

Tuesday

17 January 2017

7pm or by appointment

Magherafelt High

Tuesday

10 January 2017

7pm

Rainey Endowed School

Wednesday

11 January 2017

7pm

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

Sperrin Integrated College

Thursday

19 January 2017

7pm

St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm

St Colm’s High

Thursday

26 January 2017

7pm

St Joseph’s College, Coalisland

Monday

16 January 2017

No time specified or by appointment

St Joseph’s Grammar School & IMU, Donaghmore

Thursday

12 January 2017

By invitation through Primary Schools and local press

St Mary’s College

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

St Mary’s Grammar

Saturday

21 January 2017

9am & 12noon

St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon

Friday

20 January 2017

Contributory Primary Schools will be informed

St Patrick’s College, Dungannon

Thursday

12 January 2017

7pm

St Patrick’s College, Maghera

Wednesday

18 January 2017

7pm

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am

St Pius X College

Saturday

14 January 2017

9.30am

The Royal School, Dungannon


25-27 January 2017

(P7) Mornings

Thursday

15 February 2017

(P6) 7.15pm

Newry Mourne & Down

School Name

Day

Date

Time

Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar, Newry

Saturday

14 January 2017

10am–12.30pm

Assumption Grammar, Ballynahinch

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am–1pm

Ballynahinch High School

Thursday

5 January 2017

7pm

Blackwater Int College, Downpatrick

Tuesday

10 January 2017

7pm–9pm

De La Salle, Downpatrick

Wednesday

18 January 2017

7pm–9pm

Down High School, Downpatrick

Monday

16 January 2017

7pm–9pm

Kilkeel High School

Tuesday

10 January 2017

No time specified or by appointment

Newry High School

Thursday

5 January 2017

Year 8 - 7pm

Thursday

9 March 2017

Sixth Form - 3.30pm

Newtownhamilton High School

Thursday

19 January 2017

7.30 pm or by appointment

Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry

Wednesday

7 December 2016

No time specified

Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry

Thursday

24 November 2016

No time specified

Saintfield High School

Tuesday

17 January 2017

7pm–9pm

Shimna College, Newcastle

Saturday

14 January 2017

2pm–4pm

St Colman’s College, Newry

Saturday

21 January 2017

10am–1pm

St Colman’s High & Sixth Form College, Ballynahinch

Monday to Thursday

30 January 2017 to 2 February 2017

9.30am–12.45pm

St Colmcille’s HS, Crossgar

Saturday

3 December 2016

10.30am–12.30pm

St Columban’s College, Kilkeel

Thursday

19 January 2017

7.30pm

St Joseph’s Boys High School, Newry

Saturday

14 January 2017

No time specified

St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen

Wednesday

25 January 2017

7.30pm

St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel

Saturday

03 December 2016

10am–1pm

St Malachy’s HS, Castlewellan

Saturday

14 January 2017

10am–1pm

St Mark’s High School, Warrenpoint

Saturday

14 January 2017

9am-12pm

St Mary’s HS, Downpatrick

Thursday

12 January 2017

6.30pm–9.30pm

St Mary’s High School, Newry

Monday

16 January 2017

7.30pm

St Patrick's Grammar, Downpatrick

Monday

30 January 2017

7pm–9pm

St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook

Saturday

03 December 2016

9am