Welcome to the website of Foyle College, a Co-educational, Voluntary Grammar School which has been providing high quality education for the City of Londonderry and its surrounding area for almost 400 years.
We are delighted to be able to share with you something of the character and life of our school and the successes enjoyed by our pupils as we help them to grow academically, athletically and artistically enabling them to fulfil their potential both as members of the school community and as contributors to society.
Whether you are a current, former or prospective pupil, an interested parent or a member of the local community I hope that you will find our site informative and illustrative of the breadth and quality of education on offer at Foyle College.
On Monday 29th June 2015 Lydia Cullen and Sarah Gwynne travelled with Mrs Eakin to attend the 13th Northern Ireland ‘Experiencing Cambridge’ Summer School organised for AS Level students from the Province.
The Northern Ireland Initiative has been running since 2002 and offers a popular and varied programme of events for academically-able pupils from all backgrounds. The Initiative’s principal aim is to encourage more students from schools and colleges in Northern Ireland to consider applying to Cambridge University.
During the first week of July two Year 13 pupils, Aaron McFarland and Robert Smyth, were accompanied by Mr Duffy on a visit to Oxford University for the Northern Ireland schools' 'Summer School'.
They were hosted at St Catherine's College where they stayed for the duration of their trip. The visit allowed both pupils the opportunity to experience life at the University, meet tutors, participate in College life and explore the various faculties and campuses they were interested in.
The boys had the opportunity to receive guidance on the Oxford application process and liaise with current undergraduate students.
Sincere thanks to Kathryn Thompson, St Catherine's College's Access and Admissions Registrar, who facilitated the visit.