As Principal of New-Bridge Integrated College I am delighted to welcome you to our College. Whilst our pleasant rural setting is a strong facility for learning, in fact it is the students, staff, activities, achievements and attitudes that make this such a wonderful school. Young people of all abilities, religious traditions and cultural backgrounds are welcome at New-Bridge Integrated College. We offer a quality learning experience for those with gifts and talents, those with a high academic profile and those with special educational needs; indeed we are ‘The School for All the family’. This year we achieved the prestigious ‘Excellence in Integrated Education Award’ from Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) for our practices in promoting an integrated inclusive ethos within our school community.
An impressive number of students at New-Bridge Integrated College have achieved the top grades at both GCSE and A-level and have progressed to a range of universities across the UK and Ireland. Academic achievement is a principal target but it is also essential that each child has the opportunity to develop his or her self-esteem, self-respect and respect for others. As a non-selective school, with a strong tradition for inclusion, we celebrate the ‘personal best’ of every student.
New-Bridge Integrated College is a happy place to learn and work. It is also growing from strength to strength and we continue to be a successful over-subscribed school. We are delighted with the Department of Education’s official announcement that New-Bridge is getting a brand new school build under Fresh Start Agreement Funding. It is very encouraging for the Integrated Sector that the Department of Education is facilitating the growth of integrated education through satisfying parental demand. In the meantime work continues on additional classroom buildings to accommodate the needs of our school population.
We have high standards and high expectations, asking that everyone works and learns to their full potential, everyone helps those around them to do their best also and everyone develops into a thoughtful, caring member of her or his community. Our school foundations are built on relationships – pupil to pupil, teacher to pupil and teacher to parent. It is our integrated ethos; that sense of belonging and that capacity to care which has made our school the success story it is today. If you would like to visit us, ask us any questions or obtain more information, please get in touch. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to our school.
Mrs A Anderson