Welcome

 

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.

Patrick Allen

Principal

PTFA Rewards Breakfast

This morning, pupils from all year groups were treated to a Rewards Breakfast courtesy of our school’s fantastic PTFA committee.

Scrumptious breakfast was served by our wonderful canteen staff, to help celebrate pupils’ academic, athletic and artistic achievements during term one

Sloane McClay Awards

 

HUGE congratulations to Katie who has won 2nd place in the Sloane McClay Awards 2019 based on her combined marks in GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Outstanding! 

Christmas tree decorating competition

Congratulations to Jessica in Year 8, Josie in Year 9 and Abie in Year 10, pictured with Mr. Guthrie, Headmaster of Ebrington Primary, who announced them as winners of the Christmas tree decorating competition. Well done to all three girls for their hard work! They each won a £15 Foyleside voucher for their efforts.

Frank Ekstrom Visit

 

On 22nd November 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  At the U.S. Naval Base in Londonderry, where our school now stands, Frank Ekstrom raised the American flag as a mark of respect after the assassination. 

Today Frank returned to raise the flag with the help of some of our Year 14 History students and members of the School Archive Team.  It was an honour to welcome Frank to Foyle College today and to hear his recollections of his time in Londonderry.

Science Focus Week 2019

“Another exciting Yr8 Science focus week at Foyle College! –  Pupils had the opportunity to sign up to a wide range of science based activities with  rat dissections, sports science, bug hunts and rocket making  to name a few of the lunchtime workshops on offer alongside site visits to the Lough’s agency and ‘The Lycra Company’ at Maydown. The visit form ‘World of Owls’ with the ‘Amazing Animal roadshow’ was informative and enjoyed by both pupils and staff. Please click on the link below to see more photos of the week’s events.”

 

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Yr10 Seagate Science Conference 2019

“A group of Yr10 pupils enjoyed the annual Seagate Science Conference at St Mary’s College last Friday. A range of interactive science based workshops were available to engage pupils with  science skills relating them to locally based careers.  Pupils enjoyed ‘Something Fishy’ looking in depth at fish are built to survive, finding out how firefighters in the NI Fire Service understand the science to control fires and consideration of ipods and floating trains to find out how magnetism is used in modern technology.”