Academical College, Coleraine


Academical College, Coleraine c.1860-80

Now called Coleraine Grammar School, this fine building is still in use today. Once boys have left the school, they automatically become a member of the Old Boys' Association. This group allows past pupils to remain in touch with the school and discover what has been happening, new projects and developments etc. One of the interesting things about the school is that is operates its own museum and heritage centre, a nod to its rich and varied history. This is used as an education tool as well as a means of promoting the school's past and present endeavors. A School Archive is also in development. 

Much importance was placed upon the neatness of boys' appearance. School colours were maroon, white and navy. Uniform consists of the standard school blazer, standard black flannels, grey shirt (for years 8, 9 and 10) or white shirt (for years 11 to 14); the school tie and a light grey v-necked pullover (although boys in Years 13 and 14 may wear a navy pullover).

In 2015 the school was merged with Coleraine High School, becoming a Boys' and Girls' Grammar School. The School motto is "Commitment and Achievement with Integrity".




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