Our Kukri shop is now open again for additional orders. It will close again on Friday 4th Sept. Expected delivery time at present for these items will be late October /early November. Please click on the logo on the right hand side of the page and follow the instructions.
For any pupil who has a query or wants to make a change to their course after receiving their results today, please contact the school with the details or come into school on Thursday 20th Aug. after 2.30pm. Careers staff will be available in the afternoon after interviews with our GCSE candidates.
Please note there are no interviews for A/As level results on Monday 17th Aug.
SATURDAY 1Oth JANUARY 9.30am – 12.30pm
All P7 + P6 pupils attending Primary schools in the locality and surrounding areas should have received a letter from us, via their Primary School, inviting them to our Open Morning.
This Colour coded letter indicates the time of your talk and where we would like you to Park.
Open Morning for P7 Pupils and Parents will start with a talk from the Headmaster.
9.30 am Pupils from schools close to the Ballymoney area
10.15 am Pupils from schools outside of the Ballymoney area
Talks are followed by a guided tour of the school.
Open Morning for P6 Pupils and Parents will start from 10.00am with a guided tour.
Please come to the Sports Hall where you will be organised into groups according to your talk start time, 11.30 am or 12.00 noon.
Your guide will deliver you to your talk for the correct time.
P7 – Please use the front car park area and go to John Armstrong Hall for your talk.
P6 – Please use rear car parks and go to the Sports Hall for the start of your tour.
If you have not received our letter via your Primary School please contact us on 276 63066 from Mon 5th Jan. for information on which talk we would like you to attend.
The Department of Education NI has released for consultation a draft budget for 2015-16. A proposed cut of 7% has the potential to seriously affect the current provision. The READ MORE button below contains a letter from the school to all parents regarding the proposed cuts to Education Funding in the Draft Budget 2015-16. The letter contains some suggested points you may wish to make in your response.
Parents are encouraged to respond through the e mail below.
This year ‘A’ levels pupils at Dalriada have maintained the high standard of success achieved by the School in external examinations. Despite A Level results being slightly lower nationally this year, an impressive 73% of Dalriada Upper Sixth Form students obtained at least 3 A*-C grades each. Indeed 36% of all ‘A’ level grades obtained by Dalriada students was A* or A grades.
The following 17 students gained at least 3 A*/A grades: Constantin Arnscheidt, Jordan Bamford, Annie Cassells, Grace Torrens, David Wolsey, Ross Johnson, Fraser McIlvenna, Kelsey McKenna, Tommy McNamee, Charlotte Warke, Simon King, Susanna Peden, Timothy Emerson, Manon Eyemere, Adam Hamilton, Calum McAuley and Emma Jones.
Dalriada Year 12 students are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results. 99% of the pupils gained 5 or more A*- C grades. Indeed 96% of the pupils gained 7 or more A*- C grades including Maths and English. 43 pupils, over a third of the entire year group achieved 8 or more A* or A full course grades and of this group 30 pupils gained 9 A* or A grades each.
The Dalriada Dander, raising funds for the English Department, takes place after lunch on Wednesday 18th June for all Key Stage Three pupils.
Pupils in Years 8-10 are reminded to come in non-uniform on Wednesday and bring a hat and sun-screen – it’s forecast to be very warm! Thankfully, a free bottle of water and piece of fruit will be provided by our generous sponsor Mr Glen Biesty, of Biesty’s CENTRA, Portrush Road, Ballymoney.
Pupils can bring in their sponsor money from Thursday 19th until Tuesday 24th June.
There will be an important meeting for the parents of current P6 pupils who wish to transfer to Dalriada in September 2015 on Monday 12 May. The meeting will outline the process for application to take the AQE tests in November 2015. The meeting will also allow parents the opportunity to speak to the Headmaster and other Senior Staff about any aspect of the Transfer process in relation to entry to Dalriada. The meeting will be held in the John Armstrong Hall at 7.30 pm and visitors are asked to use the Front Car Park.
For any additional information please contact the school or visit the AQE website
A very large turn out of nearly a thousand people attended the school’s Open Day on Saturday 11th January 2014. Primary school pupils from Year 6 and Year 7 and their families enjoyed an impressive insight into all aspects of life in Dalriada. The work of all academic departments and many extra-curricular activities were on display and the visiting pupils had the opportunity to witness and take part in many varied activities.
Visitors also had the opportunity to see in action the new Home Economics facilities and 3G training area. Mr Skelton addressed both Year 6 and Year 7 pupils and parents outlining the continuing success of the school and pointing out the unique ethos of the school. He stated that ‘happy, interested children work hard and achieve highly. Our pupils and staff set their sights high and constantly work to improve the quality of what they do, in order to achieve the highest possible standards in academic work, and in a wide range of activities’.
In addition to Mr Skelton’s presentation a number of Year 8 pupils and the Senior Prefects gave short accounts of what life was like for them in the school and visitors were also treated to a superb compilation of photographs which depicted life at Dalriada.
Over 300 pupils volunteered to help out at the Open Day, manning the 22 areas in operation. Nearly 100 sixth form pupils acted as guides to the large number of tour groups that toured the school. They were able to give an invaluable first hand insight into what life is like for a pupil at the school. The Open Day was another very successful day for the school.