Our Vision and Aims
Currency is provided through the excellent examination results our students achieve to successfully navigate their future.
Expectations are high in Antrim Grammar School and our pupils thrive in our environment of high aspirations. The teaching staff demonstrates outstanding expertise, progressive teaching methods and personalised support for pupils on a daily basis. The very positive relationships that exist between pupils and teachers underpin the success of our pupils. Engaging lessons make use of cutting edge Apple technology to ensure that the classroom is a motivating, exciting and rewarding place to be. We are proud of our pupils’ achievements. Our GCSE and A Level results are excellent, placing us in ‘The Sunday Times’ Top 20 Schools in Northern Ireland for GCSE and A level examination success. Furthermore we have a proud tradition of pupils gaining places at the top universities each year, including Oxbridge.
The development of character ensures that pupils possess the skills and qualities required to succeed beyond the examination hall. We strive to ensure that all pupils are supported and cared for through our excellent pastoral care system. Our highly skilled pastoral care team enables each pupil to fulfil their potential and to develop the skills and values that will help them to become effective learners. Our whole school initiative ‘A Mind to be Kind’ promotes inclusivity, respect for each other and kindness within the school community. Through a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular experiences, our pupils develop their key skills and qualities for life: leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication. We want our pupils to become confident, eloquent and considerate young people who will be well prepared to make their way in the world.
Culture secures a sense of community and inclusivity that allows pupils to be successful and influential members of society. We are a non-denominational, inclusive school and welcome pupils of all backgrounds, accepting both AQE and GL entrance assessments in Year 8. As a centrally located school with good transport links, students come from a wide catchment area including greater Belfast, Newtownabbey, Crumlin, Lisburn, the greater Antrim area, Ballymena and beyond. Pupils who attend Antrim Grammar School quickly feel at home within the school community due to the warm family atmosphere that permeates. The size of the school is a contributor to the very positive culture that exists; with an enrolment number of 740 pupils we are able to provide pupils with a broad curriculum alongside many extra curricular activities but, most importantly, every pupil is known and valued within our close-knit school community.
We recognise that every child is an individual with a personal dream and we see it as our privilege to empower young people to achieve their aspirations at university or in further education, apprenticeships or employment.
Antrim Grammar School is a highly successful, modern, progressive and vibrant school. I am immensely proud of Antrim Grammar School; I am privileged to work with outstanding young people, passionate staff and inspiring leaders who make our school community a warm, vibrant family. There is no better way of judging a school than visiting us. We very much look forward to welcoming you so that you can experience first hand all that our unique school has to offer.
Mrs Jenny Lendrum
The AGS Way