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Tildarg Primary School, Ballyclare
Open Day / School Visit for prospective parents (By Appointment Only) - Contact the principal via phone (02893 323948) or email (info@tildargps.ballyclare.ni.sch.uk) to arrange a suitable date for your visit. Please check out our website for more information about our school, and follow us on the Schools NI App for frequent updates (available to download for iOS and Android devices).  P1 applications open at 12noon on Thursday 7th January and close at 12noon on Friday 29th January.  | Spaces available in all classes Contact the principal for more information. Tel: 02893 323948 Email: info@tildargps.ballyclare.ni.sch.uk  | Free School Meals If you are entitled to Free School Meals/Uniform Grant you can complete an application form, every year, to avail of this. You can apply at any time of the year, should your circumstances change, but for school funds to benefit we would ask, where possible, that this be applied for by the end of September / start of October. 
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Our School

Tildarg Primary School (Ballyclare)

Tildarg Primary School is a small, controlled, rural school situated in close proximity to Ballyclare, Ballynashee, Ballyeaston, Burnside, Kells and Broughshane. Established in 1823, the school traditionally attracts pupils from these areas and the surrounding farming community.

The staff consists of a teaching principal, three class teachers, five classroom assistants, a secretary, dinner lady and building supervisor. In addition we have the services of four peripatetic music teachers for guitar, strings, woodwind and brass, and piano. We are pleased that Governors, and a few grandparents, also play a practical role in the day-to-day running of our school by providing small group reading support, sports coaching and help with our Toddler group.

The accommodation comprises of five classrooms, and extensive class libraries. We recently had an extension which doubled the school in size, including a new hall, servery, hygiene room, toilets and state of the art classroom.

 

 We aim to:

  • Make our school a happy, secure, and stimulating environment, providing opportunities for and celebrating success
  • Develop each child intellectually, physically, emotionally and morally
  • Promote responsibility, confidence, independence and self-discipline
  • Deliver the NI curriculum in all its breadth and depth
  • Promote liaison and co-operation between staff and parents
  • Strive for the acquisition of a considered set of moral values based on Christian principles
  • Develop in each child maturity, self-respect and tolerance
  • Equip each child with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an active and fulfilled member of today’s society.