GLENLOLA COLLEGIATE SCHOOL
A Top Performing Grammar School for Girls

Excellence through commitment, contribution and caring

Eric Thompson
Principal

ABOUT US

Glenlola Collegiate is a successful and dynamic grammar school for girls set in the heart of Bangor and serving all of the North Down community.  As a school we focus all our efforts on being child centred and we have high expectations for each and every one of the pupils in our care.

We believe that every girl has her own potential and our teachers and staff strive to help each individual to discover and develop these talents to the fullest extent.

We take immense pride in our grammar school environment which nurtures strong academic achievements and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities tailored to meet the needs of our pupils.

At Glenlola Collegiate, we have a strong tradition of House Events which help to encourage participation across all age groups and nurture the positive values of the School.

We are proud to note that our pupils regularly outperform girls of the same ability in other schools in both GCSE and A-level examinations. This success is a result of the strong and supportive relationships which are fostered between pupils and staff, coupled with high expectations which form such an important part of the Glenlola Collegiate ethos.

As a caring, committed and professional staff, we are proud to be part of the Glenlola Collegiate community, sharing all that we know with our pupils, so that they can achieve their best.

I hope you enjoy browsing on our website.  Please contact us if you require more information.

Upcoming Events

  1. Year 8 Visit to Streamvale Farm (1)

    June 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  2. Year 8 Visit to Streamvale Farm (2)

    June 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  3. Year 8 Visit to Streamvale Farm (3)

    June 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  4. New Year 8 Introductory Evening

    June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Summer Term Ends

    June 28 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

ABOUT US

Glenlola Collegiate is a successful and dynamic grammar school for girls set in the heart of Bangor and serving all of the North Down community.

Eric Thompson
Principal

As a school we focus all our efforts on being child centred and we have high expectations for each and every one of the pupils in our care.

We believe that every girl has her own potential and our teachers and staff strive to help each individual to discover and develop these talents to the fullest extent.

We take immense pride in our grammar school environment which nurtures strong academic achievements and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities tailored to meet the needs of our pupils.

At Glenlola Collegiate, we have a strong tradition of House Events which help to encourage participation across all age groups and nurture the positive values of the School.

We are proud to note that our pupils regularly outperform girls of the same ability in other schools in both GCSE and A-level examinations. This success is a result of the strong and supportive relationships which are fostered between pupils and staff, coupled with high expectations which form such an important part of the Glenlola Collegiate ethos.

As a caring, committed and professional staff, we are proud to be part of the Glenlola Collegiate community, sharing all that we know with our pupils, so that they can achieve their best.

I hope you enjoy browsing on our website.  Please contact us if you require more information.

Upcoming Events

  1. Year 8 Visit to Streamvale Farm (1)

    June 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  2. Year 8 Visit to Streamvale Farm (2)

    June 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  3. Year 8 Visit to Streamvale Farm (3)

    June 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  4. New Year 8 Introductory Evening

    June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Summer Term Ends

    June 28 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

Extra-Curricular Activities

We are proud to offer a wide range of Extra-Curricular activities to suit all interests. From active interests such as Hockey Club or Netball to Pottery Club and Jazz Band, we have all the bases covered.

Latest School News

Co-op Inspired Futures Project

Seven Year 12 pupils accompanied by Mrs Porter, travelled to Manchester over half term to take part in the ‘International Year of the Co-op Expo’.

Year 13 and 14 Physics Trip to Manchester

This year the A-Level Physics students went on an exciting trip to Manchester and Alton Towers - but it wasn’t all shopping and Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Some students experienced the physics of free-fall first-hand when they went on the ride ‘Oblivion’, which consists of a high vertical drop into a deep black hole (see what we did there? Black HoleJ that’s Physics too!). ‘On Air’ the ride covered 852m in 85s and had a G-force of 3.5g.Even while waiting in the queue for another ride, one eager student used the equation PE=mgh to calculate the potential energy at the top of one of the crests of the rollercoaster ‘Rita’.

“Two good tern parents deserve at least two chicks”

Two sixth form students from Glenlola Collegiate, Bangor and Royal Belfast Academical Institute have spent the summer helping the RSPB carry out research as part of a Nuffield Science Bursary project aimed to find out whether provisioning of chicks was sufficient to support a productive colony of common and arctic terns breeding on a small artificial island at Belfast Lough RSPB Nature Reserve. The students, supported by the RSPB education team, presented their Nuffield Science research at a celebratory event at Queen’s University Belfast recently.

GCSE Astronomy Weekend, Folk and Transport Museum, 19 – 21 October 2012

The UFTM hosted a different type of visitor when the Glenlola GCSE Astronomers spent a weekend there. Instead of looking around the historical buildings the Year 10 and 13 girls were definitely looking upwards!

House System

We have 6 Houses – Clanmorris, Hamilton, Dufferin, Harte, Ward and Weir – each with a famous history.