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A new school building for Woodburn Primary School

A £3 million new build project was announced at the end of June 2014 for Woodburn Primary School.  The school is delighted after many years of campaigning to finally be given the ‘go ahead’ for a new building.  The land for this has already been bought and now awaits an Economic Appraisal to be carried out before work can commence.  As soon as we get a date for this we’ll let you know.

The planning application for the new build was passed in November 2016 and we look forward to progress this year.

About Our School

Woodburn Primary school is located on the North-West edge of Carrickfergus, on the Upper Woodburn Road and the junction with the Knockagh Road.  It is a controlled co-educational primary school which caters for children aged 4 to 11 years.  There are 7 classes, one per year group ranging in size from 23 to 31.

The main school houses two classrooms, for Year 1 and 2, a playroom, library, toilets and a multipurpose room.  There are 5 fully equipped mobiles. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and a computer system connects to the internet though the safety and security of the C2K network.

At Woodburn Primary school we have endeavoured to maintain a ‘family’ ethos whereby all children are known and cared for by all members of staff.  The teachers and classroom assistants are hardworking and dedicated in their delivery of the Northern Ireland Curriculum equipping the children with the knowledge and skills necessary for the development of their education and through respect, thoughtfulness and good manners supporting their personal and social development as community and global citizens.


For Your Information

Annual Board of Governors Report for 2016/2017:

Copies are available upon request. Please contact school office for a copy in paper format or by email.


UNCRC Article  28: ‘Every child has the right to an education.’

UNCRC Article 29: ‘Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.  It must encourage child’s respect for human rights, as well as repest for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.’