Junior School

Form Teachers

Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
8A Mrs J Acheson/
Mrs R Keown
9A Mrs E Whitford 10A Mr P Caddell
8B Mrs J Bannister 9B Mrs A Irwin/
Mrs L McKee
10B Mrs J McMillan/
Miss R Drennan
8C Mrs R Cousins 9C Mr S Robinson 10C Mrs S Chambers/
Mrs R Robertson
8D Mrs D Irvine/
Mrs E Martin
9D Mrs A Lee/
Mrs L Mawhinney
10D Mrs D Johnston
8E Mrs B Haslam 9E Mrs C McCready/
Mrs L Priestley
10E Mrs J Hughes
8F Mrs A Macafee/
Mrs R Keown
9F Mrs J McWhinney/
Mrs J Loder
10F Mrs N McLean

Glenlola Collegiate enrols girls from all sections of our community who can benefit from the education offered in a grammar school. Accordingly, the School complies with the requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum in terms of the Statutory General Learning Areas and Learning for Life and Work at Key Stage 3.  Progress within Junior School is carefully monitored by the Head of Junior School and Year Heads for Years 8, 9 and 10.

Girls entering the school are placed in one of six form classes and are taught in these groups for compulsory subjects in Junior School.  Generally, the classes are rearranged at the end of Year 8.  The Curriculum at Key Stage 3 at Glenlola Collegiate School aims to give every girl in Years 8 – 10 a broad, balanced and appropriately challenging education.

Every girl in Junior School follows a common course of study for her first three years. This comprises of:

  • Art and Design
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • ICT
  • Learning for Life and Work
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages – French in Years 8, 9 and 10 and then a choice of German or Spanish from Year 9
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Science in Years 8 and 9 and then Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Year 10
  • Technology and Design

In years 8 and 9 pupils attend a Form Tutorial once fortnight which is delivered by their Form Teacher. The pupils investigate a range of themes such as Personal Development, resilience and study skills.

At the end of Year 10, girls are awarded Junior School certificates which are based on their final end of year examinations across all of their subjects.

In June, a separate Assembly is held for each year group when pupils receive a range of awards to acknowledge the progress and effort that they have made throughout the school year.

Junior School provides many opportunities for pupils to expand interests and activities in the extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities on offer.  There are also events planned for each individual year group which include the Year 8 and 9 Team Building events and a Rewards Day in Year 10 to celebrate the completion of Key Stage 3 Education.

Upon entering Year 8, pupils are assigned to one of the six School Houses – Clanmorris, Dufferin, Hamilton, Harte, Ward and Weir using the sorting hat.  Pupils are encouraged to participate in the large number of house events that take place throughout the School year, allowing them to mix with pupils outside of their form classes and to foster a sense of community within their Houses and competitiveness with the other Houses.  Some of the House events for Junior School pupils include the Year 8 Rounders, Year 9 Dodge-ball and Hockey, netball etc.

Section Staff

Head of Junior School: Miss Byrne
Head of Year 8: Mrs Spence
Head of Year 9: Mrs Glasgow/Mr Haylett
Head of Year 10: Mrs J Barr