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.

Patrick Allen


NCS Success 2017

Nine pupils from Foyle College graduated from the local National Citizen Service Celebration, hosted at St. Columb’s Park House last night. The event recognised the achievements of the participants of the programme, particularly their involvement in Social Action Projects locally.

NCS allows young people to participate in adventure activities, helps them to develop new skills, and enables them to carry out Social Action Projects within their local community. Graduates will receive a signed certificate from the Prime Minister, as well as a 50 hour Millennium Volunteer Award at their regional graduation in Belfast later this month.

Well done to our pupils and thank you to Darragh Graham, National Citizen Service Coordinator, for enthusing our pupils during school assemblies and throughout the duration of the scheme! 

KS2/3 Differentiation Training

Thank you to Eileen Rowntree, EA Advisory Teacher, who delivered comprehensive cross-phase training on differentiation strategies today.Eileen helped lead professional dialogues, introduce practical strategies and equip teachers with a bank of resources to embed within their lessons.



The Lyric Theatre, in conjunction with the Department of Justice NI, presented ‘Blackout’ to our Year 12 pupils this afternoon.

Written by Davey Anderson, the play tells the story of James, a young man from a dysfunctional family. The death of his grandfather results in James’ dabbling in drugs and alcohol – a path which leads him to court and a possible custodial sentence.

With an atmospheric soundtrack by Chris Warner and physical theatre sequences, this high-energy production was followed by a Q&A with a panel of young people with first-hand experience of custody and the judicial system.

A truly moving, hard-hitting production that will leave a lasting impression upon our pupils.

Marshmallow Challenge

An exciting morning for our Y13 pupils during PSHE, developing pupils' teamwork skills and personal capabilities.Pupils took part in the Marshmallow Challenge, aiming to build the tallest tower possible using marshmallows and spaghetti.The moral of today's lesson - the importance of building strong foundations for life during school years!

Congratulations to Mr Nutt's class, 13B, who built a 74cm tower! Well done!

Christmas Jumper Day 2017

We are approaching the most magical time of the year – fairy lights and baubles, snowmen and Christmas trees.

On 14th December, we want to see it all – on YOUR jumper!

Join us, and thousands of others across the country, and wear your daftest, most wonderful woollies to school to help raise money for Save the Children.

Even better, enjoy Christmas dinner in both schools on this date, too!