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St Colman's High & Sixth Form College, Ballynahinch


Thank you for considering the Post-16 College at St Colman’s. We offer a wide range of courses and our relationships with students are excellent. We will provide you with all the advice, encouragement and support that you will need to be successful. In an increasingly competitive world, you are going to need higher qualifications and we will help you achieve them.

We will continue to ensure the highest standards of education are provided for every Post-16 student with a personalised timetable that allows a pathway to future careers. We work with students to help them secure the best grade that they can achieve. Students enjoy a range of leadership and enrichment opportunities that help to develop their wider skills. This helps students to develop their unique skills and characteristics to give them the edge in the next stage of their careers. A programme of Information, Advice and Guidance, informs students about University pathways. Students also have access to our Careers Guidance Team. Our Post-16 team is dedicated to ensuring an effective climate for learning and maximising student progress.

The school building provides excellent facilities for teaching and learning provision.

With over thirty subjects at Level 2 and 3 to choose from, our highly skilled teachers specialise in Post-16 education, delivering excellent teaching and learning. In the College’s last report, inspectors found that “the quality of education provided by St. Colman’s was Very Good and the school is meeting very effectively the educational and pastoral needs of the learners.” These,   combined with our distinctive multi faith ethos, mean that all of the ingredients are here for you to achieve the best possible grades and realise your aspirations. We will also guide and prepare you for your future after College – whether you choose Higher Education, an Apprenticeship, a Gap Year or the world of work - our expertise and know how will prove invaluable to you.

Assumption Grammar School and St Colman’s High and Sixth Form College, as members of the Ballynahinch Learning Community, are currently the only providers of Post 16 within the locality.

This year, and as we move forward, the Leadership Teams from our two schools have been working hard to increase the quality and quantity of collaboration at Post 16 Level.

If you are ambitious to achieve highly and complete a Level 3 course, we would be delighted to welcome you and guide you to success.

Mrs J King - Principal