Situated in the village of Claudy, St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s College is a vibrant, energised post primary school which continues to build upon its excellent reputation as a successful, high achieving college, supporting and developing pupils, academically and socially, from both rural and urban communities.
Our college offers an expanded and relevant curriculum sharply focused upon meeting the learning needs of young people in a rapidly changing, twenty first century. The college’s child-centred ethos promotes and supports excellence in all areas, as evidenced by the impressive examination results of its young people over the last number of years and the college’s successes in sporting and arts related activities. The college is staffed by experienced, effective, highly qualified professionals who are committed to supporting each child in his/her educational journey.
St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s College is Catholic in ethos and actively promotes Christian values in its day to day business. It welcomes and embraces pupils from all religious denominations and backgrounds. It is a fully inclusive school which recognises the need to promote tolerance, respect and acceptance of others and strives to fully integrate all children, regardless of ability, gender, faith or ethnicity.
A structured monitoring and review of pupil progress enables the school to pick up on difficulties at an early stage and put strategies in place to support pupil learning. Effective communication between school and home ensures pupils are fully supported pastorally and academically. The Pastoral Care systems within the college encourages young people to take responsibility for their learning. Individual and group achievements and successes are recognised and rewarded at all levels.
The college has a very strong Special Educational Needs Team, which works effectively to support individual pupils in their development. While all pupils follow the same Programme of Study in Key Stage 3, in line with the NI Curriculum, every effort is made to ensure pupils of all abilities are fully stretched to enable each to meet his/her fullest potential.