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.
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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 nearly 80 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 ICT, 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 school currently has a total of 403 pupils which includes a 26 part-time nursery unit. There are 16 classes from Nursery to Year 7 and 18 teaching staff (some of whom job share) and a non-teaching Principal. The SENCO is part-time for 3 days. There are a range of support staff both within school and as part of peripatetic services who compliment the learning provision for children. The present Principal has been in post for 13 years.
The two-storey building is rectangular in layout with a central infant playground and another play area 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, library, computer suite room and two dining areas with accompanying kitchen as meals are cooked on site.
We have invested extensively in ICT with each classroom equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard, 150 ipads, laptops, activates and other ICT related equipment. Our ICT equipment both supplements and compliments our curricular activities and also facilitates links between schools in other countries on projects as well as between parents and school.
The school has achieved two awards in recognition of its ICT standards, holds the Green Eco Flag and is recognised as an eTwinning School as well as holding eTwinning Quality labels.
There is an extensive extended schools programme, including breakfast club which commences at 8.15 and a counselling service through Jigsaw. In addition, after-school activities such as Folk-dancing, Monkeynastics, Eco Club, Football to name a few extend the learning provision for children.
Over recent years Governors have positively engaged with the Belfast Education & Library Board and more recently the Education Authority. This has resulted in extensive works which includes new heating and windows, classroom, offices and staffroom refurbishment as well as a new entrance. Under the Area Plan Review two development Proposals has seen the school enrolment number set at 420 and for the first time, nursery provision of 26 part-time places commenced from September 2017
Carr’s Glen Primary School was inspected in November 2010, receiving a very positive report with no follow-up required by ETI. A Monitoring Inspection was held in February of 2017 and whilst this was a favourable report it was restricted due to industrial action