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St. Patrick’s Primary School Legamaddy

About Us


St Patrick’s Primary School is a newly extended and renovated co-education Primary School for the Parish of Bright. The new extension was completed in 2014. Our school is specially designed to have two separate spaces for Key Stage 1 (P1-P3) which incorporates a play based learning activity area for these pupils and is connected by a corridor to the Key Stage 1/2 (P4-P7) new classrooms and ICT area. We are located in an idyllic rural setting outside of the rural village of Ballynoe and three miles from the town of Downpatrick.

Our modern, bright, well-resourced school consists of the following

  • 7 classrooms all with computerised interactive white boards.
  • P1-P3 play based activity area.
  • IPAD tablets which are utilised by all students to develop the child’s ability to become effective learners and provide them with the life skills for modern society. 
  • A fully resourced ICT interactive area with 12 workstations to extend and enrich the learning opportunities of all students in each class. 
  • A multi-purpose assembly hall.
  • Additional support room.
  • Staff room and office accommodation
  • The outside facility has two areas - 1) a designated Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 (P1-P3) area and 2) Key Stage 1/2 (P4-P7) play area. The children in Primary One to Seven also have access to a purpose built Modular Play System on a polymeric safety surface. This includes a story telling area, raised sand beds outdoor musical instruments, extensive sports equipment and games, a trim trail and a water wall. The school also has an extensive outdoor agility course. All these enhance and extend the children’s learning and enrich their experiences.
  • Our current staffing is made up of an Acting Principal plus 6 teachers. The school secretary, building caretaker, classroom assistants, supervisory assistants and school meals staff complete a team dedicated to the education and welfare of children entrusted to their care.