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 over 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.
Virtual Open Evening
One of the highlights of our school year is Open Evening, an occasion when we welcome prospective pupils and their families into our school. This evening is no different, as we welcome you ‘into’ our school building.
Explore our fabulous facilities, hear from our pupils and staff and learn for yourself why #thefutureisfoyle.
Prospective pupils are encouraged to enter our online quiz, containing questions based on what they will have seen and heard throughout their tour, to be in with the chance of winning a prize: https://tinyurl.com/y5wx68d4
Enjoy your tour of Foyle College!
We recognise that 2020 has been an unusual year, but, despite the many challenges it has presented, one positive has been the daily reminder of how lucky we are to be part of this very special and always loving #foylefamily.
Our Music Department, once a hive of musical activity, fell silent – no orchestras, jazz bands or choir. This did not rest easy with us, and we were determined that the show must go on!
So sit back, relax and enjoy “A Christmas Celebration.” From a festive Foyle College to wherever you may be watching, “We wish you a Merry Christmas!”
On 30th November, under the mentorship of Merchant Taylors Richard McBride and Victoria Townsend, six Year 13 pupils from Foyle College participated in the Livery Academy Awards. Richard McBride is a former pupil of Foyle College and a current Governor of the school whose background is in Law whilst Victoria Townsend is the founder of The London Academy of Bespoke. Their joint expertise and business acumen provided the pupils with the perfect marriage of guidance and knowledge.
Traditionally hosted in Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London, this year the pupils joined the competition virtually, proposing the launch of their Covid-19 inspired product, Care Cog. During months of preparatory work alongside Richard and Victoria, the team developed a business plan and created a product prototype, before presenting their Care Cog, to Merchant Taylors‘ judging panel, Lady Harding, Nick Hewer and Jana Mackintosh. The team’s presentation was excellent and they coped well with the judges’ questions; however, London-based all girls St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School were selected as winners.
For their participation, the Merchant Taylors’ Company awarded Foyle College £1,000 for the pupils to gift to their chosen charity, Foyle Search and Rescue. The pupils selected Foyle Search and Rescue because it is a grassroots charity whose work makes valuable contributions within their local community.
The pupils really benefited from their participation in the Livery Academy Awards and are proud that their journey will also help to support others through the Merchant Taylors’ Company’s generous donation on their behalf.