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Outdoor Learning and Play

TOPS Award

We earned the TOPS award for Outdoor Play and through this our children enjoy vibrant, meaningful and enjoyable playtimes throughout their day.

Forest School Award


We are an official Forest School. Through this, the children benefit from exploring and being creative using our forest/ park area.

The Pupil Voice

In Ballymena Primary School, we value the rights of children, and they form an important part of our curriculum. The children create class charters and investigate UNCRC and how it affects them. They also have the opportunity to be part of our school council each year representing their peers.


Curricular Awards

  We are the first school in Northern Ireland to have achieved 'Thinking School' status, accredited by the Cognitive Education Centre at the University of Exeter.

Extra Curricular Awards

Our school achieved the International School Award recognising our efforts to include an international dimension to life in our school.



In Ballymena Primary School, health is extremely important, and we aim to educate the children on being healthy through a range of curricular and extracurricular activities, e.g. healthy breaks, after-school clubs, visits from outside agencies and PD&MU.