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Principal's welcome

Welcome to St Malachy's Primary School, Nursery Unit

and Pre-school Playgroup


Our school is a CCMS Primary School situated on the Clandeboye Road in the picturesque town of Bangor in County Down.

We have approximately 470 children between our School, our Nursery Unit and our Pre-school Playgroup, so as you will imagine we are a busy school with lots going on, but also a welcoming and friendly school with dedicated and hard-working staff. As a CCMS school, we have an inclusive ethos, and welcome children of all faiths and none - we are very proud of our diverse intake. 

Our school is one of four in the Bangor Parish Family of Schools;  the others being St. Anne’s PS Donaghadee, St. Comgall’s PS and St. Columbanus’ College. Together we provide a seamless journey through Catholic education from age 3 to 19.

There is a strong ethos of respect and inclusion that permeates throughout our school with high standards of discipline and academic success of which we are extremely proud. This website aims to give you a 'taster' of our school, as well as providing information for both parents and pupils. We also have our own Facebook page - the link can be found on the 'Parents' section of this website.

We offer Wrap-around-care from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and over school holiday periods (See drop-down menu on ABOUT US link).


If you are considering enrolling your child with us we can assure you they will be educated and encouraged, cherished and nurtured, respected and valued all in equal measure.


We hope you enjoy your 'online' visit, and hope it encourages you to pay us a 'real' visit in the near future.

Yours in good faith,
Stephen Rafferty  BA PGCE PQH(NI)


ECO-Schools Team members with Mr Rafferty (Principal), James (ECO School Assessor) & Mrs Butler (St Malachy's ECO-Schools Coordinator)