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Area Planning: In September 2011, the Education Minister commissioned the Board, working in close conjunction with CCMS and other school sectors, to commence a process of collective, strategic planning for area provision.

Schools Branch: Schools Branch Officers are involved in the strategic management and planning of nursery, primary and post-primary school provision across the Board’s area.

Causeway School Museum: The Causeway School Museum, situated beside the Giant’s Causeway, was built in 1915 and designed by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis of Portmeirion fame.

Extended Schools: The Extended School targets not only the pupils of statutory school age, but the ‘whole’ family, and wider community which it serves.

Health and Safety: The role of the section is to assist the Board in meeting its obligations with respect to the health, safety, welfare and security of all pupils, employees and others on its premises or affected by its undertakings

Latest School updates

  • Ballymoney High School PIRCH Inclusion Teacher Profile
    17 September 2015 Ballymoney High School PIRCH Inclusion Teacher Profile
  • Post-primary Literacy and English
    19 June 2015 English with Media Education is part of the minimum requirement of every pupil at Key Stage 3.
  • Area Planning
    15 June 2015 In September 2011, the Education Minister, John O'Dowd MLA, commissioned the Education and Library Boards to develop strategic area plans for restructuring education provision across the province
  • Becoming a School Governor
    05 May 2015 Becoming a School Governor
  • World Book Day
    01 April 2015 This is the 18th World Book Day! World Book Day is a celebration of books to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading
  • Finance
    12 March 2015 Why is it necessary to complete the Financial Deployment pro-forma?


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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