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Welcome to Derryhale PS


Welcome to our website!


Derryhale PS is situated in a beautiful rural setting outside Portadown. Derryhale PS has a caring, positive and stimulating ethos with an atmosphere of mutual respect between staff and children. Our pupils are well-behaved and motivated to learn and are taught by a team of dedicated and skilled teachers, supported by an enthusiastic team of non-teaching staff. We also enjoy great support from parents and this is a key factor in the many successes of the school and the excellent standards achieved by the children.


We hope you enjoy your visit to our website, which gives you a snapshot of the vibrant life of our busy school.


Please feel free to contact the school if you would like to visit or find out more,


K Gardiner ( Principal)


Mission Statement


At Derryhale we have a strong Christian ethos and believe that the safety, welfare and personal development of everyone in our school community is of paramount importance.


We believe in maximising the spiritual, personal, academic and social potential of each pupil – we have high expectations that all pupils can and will achieve the very best of their ability.


It is our mission that we should develop in each pupil a deep-seated understanding of their duties and responsibilities as citizens. We aim to provide an environment in which fairness, respect, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness permeate all relationships.



Our aim in Derryhale can be summed up in the words of Free To Be Children by Alice Taylor-


“Give our children time to be children.”


In order to achieve this, we aim to provide a caring, safe and welcoming school where each pupil is special and feels valued, supported and happy.