Welcome to Carr's Glen Primary School.
We are a large but family orientated school, which aims to develop the whole child academically, socially, morally and spiritually. Our website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for parents, pupils. and the public.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for.
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Some information about our school ...
Opened in 1939 Carr’s Glen Primary School has enjoyed a long and proud history of educating children in North Belfast. Celebrating 75 years of educational provision the school has seen many changes in the nature of the curriculum during those years, yet has sought to maintain a solid grounding in Literacy and Numeracy for the children who have passed through its’ doors. These basics are placed alongside nurturing the whole child through a range of subjects and a development of skills in other areas such as music and sport. The fact that many children who attend are third or fourth generation families is a testimony to the esteem the school is held in and past pupils speak fondly of the memories Carr’s Glen has given them during those early years of education.
The two-storey building is rectangular in layout with a central infant playground and another plaground to the front of the building. Classrooms are located on both floors of the two main blocks with toilets located on the adjoining corridors. There is an assembly hall, principal’s office, secretary’s office, large octagonal room and a dining hall. There is a library, which is also used by parents and a computer suite with 22 computers. As well as stand alone computers, laptops, netbooks, activates (these allow for whole class
interaction with the computer) each Key Stage has a bank of Ipads which are used for a variety of curricular activities. There are also interactive whiteboards in every classroom, including the computer suite. An ongoing works programme has meant the building has undergone extensive refurbishment, including the opening up of the new entrance and main office.
The BELB strategic review identified Carr’s Glen as an anchor school in this area of North Belfast. Under the current ‘Area Planning,’ not only is Carr’s Glen identified as a viable school, but Governors are fully engaged with the Education Authority to ensure that Carr's Glen and it's community's educational needs are fully met. As part of this process Governors held discussions with EA in 2015/16 with the view to establishing Nursery provision. This goal has been realised in September 2017 with the opening of 26 part-time Nursery places at Carr's Glen. The building programme is underway and we anticipate a new Nursery building being opened in 2018. It is the Governors goal that the educational future for the children in this community will be secure for another 75 years and beyond!
Carr’s Glen primary School was inspected in November 2010, receiving a very positive report with no follow-up required by ETI. The full report can be accessed at www.etini.gov.uk. The school had a short Monitoring Visit in March of 2017 but the full inspection could not take place due to industrial action. However, the elements that were inspected were commented upon positively and we are confidently moving forward with self-evaluation and addressing pupil progress.
If you wish to visit the school this may be done by contacting the office and making arrangements to be shown around by the Principal.