Integrated schools bring together pupils, staff and governors from all religions and none (in the context of Northern Ireland, the bringing together of both Protestant and Catholic traditions is especially relevant to the process of peace and reconciliation). In integrated schools, one religious or cultural group is not valued over another. All are equally valued and celebrated. Integration is also about inclusion of children of all abilities and all socio-economic backgrounds. It is about cultivating the individual’s self-respect and therefore respect for other people and other cultures. Integrated education means bringing children up to live as adults in a diverse society, recognising what they hold in common as well as what separates them, and accepting both.
Dear Parent/Carer, I hope you have had a restful holiday and are looking forward to the new year ahead. We are starting our academic year for an induction day for all year groups. Our Year 9-14 Pupils will be looking forward to the priorities for......
Priory Integrated College is a wonderful school. It is a privilege to lead this inclusive community and I am very proud of the exceptional achievements of our young people.
"I know I can always go to any member of staff when I need support in my studies."
"Teachers in Priory always have time to listen."
"The staff in Priory are really friendly and have made me feel very welcome as a new Year 8 student."
"I am a visual learner and the teachers use a range of methods that support this."
"I believe the variety of teaching methods used allow me to learn more effectively."
"I get good help in Priory if I am sad or confused I would go to my form tutor because I feel I could tell them anything that is on my mind."