Culmore Primary School
Welcome to Culmore Primary School
Our beautiful, dynamic school is situated on an elevated site, with views of the picturesque River Foyle and surrounding mountains.
Tucked in the heart of Culmore village, on the outskirts of the city of Derry/Londonderry, the school maintains the attentive approach of a small rural school whilst offering a modern educational experience in a progressive, and naturally integrated setting.
The school offers modern, fully equipped classrooms within an exquisite Grade 2 B listed building.
Class sizes are small – on average there are 22 pupils in each class - a luxury you will not find in many other schools.
We like to ensure that each child receives the individual attention they deserve within a nurturing environment.
Pupils Come First
Our pupils’ happiness and well-being are paramount. We deliver high quality teaching and learning across the whole curriculum. We provide rich and enjoyable experiences for our children and encourage them to become independent learners.
100% of our pupils who sat the Transfer Test in 2017 successfully achieved a position at Grammar School.
Each pupil has the opportunity to express and celebrate their individual talents. We welcome the opinions of parents and pupils and we are proactive in bringing about positive change.
The very structure of our Staff, Board of Governors and pupils reflects a multi-cultural ethos. We believe that this is the way forward in our world today.
Our teachers respect the experiences, ability, knowledge and cultural diversity that every child brings to our school – they know how much we care for them here.
We nurture each and every pupil so they can grow into confident young people.
As the children move onto secondary level education they have already developed a wonderful sense of self-worth. Our teaching staff instil into the pupils the belief that they play a vital part in our community – they have been guided carefully so that they can become life-long learners.
Your child is valued, supported and challenged
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors manage the school with a view to providing the best possible education and educational opportunities for all of our pupils. This involves setting the strategic direction for the school and taking corporate decisions in relation to the statutory functions of the Board of Governors.
Our Board of Governors consists of 10 members. They are as follows:
Chairperson: Mr Neil Doherty
Vice-Chairperson: Mrs Leanne Hughes
Representing Education Authority: Mr N Doherty, Mrs Linda Hughes, Mr T Walsh, Mr P O’Neill.
Representing Transferors: Mr J Lyttle, Mrs Leanne Hughes.
Representing Parents: Mr A Sims, Mr R Campbell.
Representing Teachers: Mr B McLaughlin.
Secretary/Acting Principal: Mrs C McMenamin
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The main role of our PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, Board of Governors and teachers in support of our pupils. This often includes recruiting and coordinating volunteers, organising fun events and working together to make improvements to our life at Culmore Primary School.
The School Building
The beautiful main building boasts a modern computer suite with interactive whiteboard, a fully equipped Key Stage Two classroom, toilet block, cloakroom area, Reception area, exquisite assembly hall and kitchen area.
The hall accommodates school meals, Physical Education, musical performances, assemblies and other popular school functions.
Two large, bright and fully equipped, mobile classrooms are situated on the lower area of the school grounds. All classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards and contain library areas suited to the ability of the pupils within each classroom. Laptops, tablets and other specialist equipment are available for use by all pupils.
The large Key Stage One and Two playground area is marked out for team games. The Foundation Stage playground area displays brightly coloured markings which enhances the fun learning already going on in the classroom.
The additional outdoor learning area consists of a soft-pour filled surface, wooden climbing area, low-walled outdoor classroom area and grassy willow garden featuring carved, wooden seating.