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.
Friday 26th May , from 1pm until 6pm at Ebrington Square.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to ‘Education to Employment ‘E2E’ Festival of Hope, the North West’s most exciting community based festival which aims to inspire, ignite hope and ambition as we make the connections between Education, Training and the World of Work.
This is a fantastic opportunity to speak to industry leaders and see the best of the North West in one place. A festival atmosphere, music, demos, modelling, you name it all under 3 huge marquees. There will be prizes to support progression into education or work.
This is a real family afternoon of fun and entertainment. The E2E event is being supported by Derry and Strabane District Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses. Queen's University, University of Ulster and many other employers such as Seagate, E&I Engineering, NI Fire Service and Western Health and Social Care Trust have confirmed they are going to be attendance.
This one-day event on May 26 will be a real opportunity to engage with CEO’s, HR managers and recruiters, industry specialists, restaurateurs, hoteliers, to hear their views and to drive an economically relevant curriculum.
Meaningful industrial links and conversations can be facilitated. This is our time to take the lead.
A number of events will take place on the day and will include the North West’s top employers across a range of industries, team events, competitions, a ‘catwalk’ model agency, big engineering firms, digital giants, talks by former pupils and workshops facilitated by our own college staff.
Below is a link if the form teachers want to have a look at the event details.
Congratulations to our Class of 2017 pupil, Sophie Doherty, who has been awarded the prestigious Protégés of Peace Scholarship to study at The Lawrenceville School in September.
Jack Taylor, Class of 2015, was a previous recipient of the scholarship and we are delighted to strengthen our connection with Lawrenceville School and the Protégés of Peace scheme.
Foyle College’s Head Boy Adam McElhinney and Head Girl of Lumen Christi travelled to Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin. There they met with the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Royal Guests, Prince Charles and Camilla.
The President invited the pupils to the meeting with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to discuss their advocacy work as part of the ‘Amazing in Space’ peace initiative. As champions for the voice of youth, they organised a peace concert at the Eikon Centre Maze for over 4000 young people on the 21st September 2016, International Day of Peace