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Welcome to St. Patrick's

Principal's Welcome

In January we would ordinarily be busily preparing to throw open our doors and welcome you in to meet with our staff and amazing students.  Unfortunately, our doors can't be thrown open but we've created a series of resources to give you a little flavour of life at St Patrick's.  We hope that you find the videos and information on this special Year 8 Transition section of the website helpful as you weigh up difficult decisions about September 2022.  If you have any further questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'd be happy to help. 

Listen to what last year's Year 8 pupils have to say about St Patrick's.

See what our juniors think about their first years at St Patrick's.

Key Personnel

Ms R Clarke
Vice Principal


Hello Primary 7 pupils, my role in the school is to support as you make the move from primary to secondary school. Here at St Patrick’s we take great pride in providing a welcoming, safe and caring learning community in which you can thrive. I am the Designated Child Protection Teacher in the school and this means I work closely with you, your teachers and other agencies to ensure you are safe and supported during your time at the school. I look forward to warmly welcoming you into our community in September 2022.

Mrs S Scarlett
Special Needs Co-ordinator


My name is Mrs Scarlett and I am the school SENCO.  My role involves co-ordinating the SEN provision in the school, working alongside the pastoral team and faculty leaders to ensure that children needing extra support are catered for through early identification... All subject teachers are primarily responsible for delivering the curriculum to our pupils with SEN and part of my role is to provide teachers and support staff with relevant information and training about our SEN pupils, so they can effectively plan for and deliver appropriate targeted lessons which meet the individual needs of our learners. Through working with external agencies, St Patrick’s Academy ensures that our pupils and teachers have access to specialist advice from the Education Authority when necessary. I am also the school’s Specialist Assessor, responsible for processing Access Arrangements for external examinations and internal testing. Working alongside the examinations officer, the Learning Support team aims to ensure that all children eligible for support are given access to it so that they can achieve their full potential.​

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