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Admission to Reception and Primary 1 for

School Year 2019-2020

This year the application process for places in next year’s Reception and P1 classes (starting September 2019) is changing across Northern Ireland as it will be done digitally (although paper application forms will still be available from the school in the new year). During Open Morning details will be provided of the new online application process which will happen via a ‘Parent Portal’ on the Education Authority website ( . Please note the portal is not yet open although general information and a video is available by clicking on the above link and then clicking on admissions. Online applications will open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 (10-00am) and close on Thursday 31st January 2019 (12.00 midnight). You can also phone the office (02843722098) or see the flyer below for more details. 

Why Choose All Children's Integrated Primary School?

Click on the 'Integration' link above to find out about life at our primary school and visit us on Friday 7th December 2018 to find out about what we offer at All Children's IPS.

Results from our Parents Survey (June 2017)

97% of our parents felt that their child's culture/background is respected

95% of our parents felt that their child is taught to appreciate people who have different backgrounds to their own


14th December 2018

Christmas Shows

We have a great week at school with four Christmas shows and our annual trip to our local cinema (Newcastle Community Cinema). Congratulations to all the children who took part in the brilliant shows on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday evening culminated in our Big Christmas Raffle with over 20 prize-winners going home with either vouchers, gifts, a new bike or even a voucher for 500 litres on heating oil! A huge thanks to everyone who contributed gifts for the raffle and especially to our Parents Council who have done such a great job fundraising throughout this term.

4th December 2018

Christmas Fayre

Many thanks to our PCC and to everyone who came along to support our Christmas Fayre on Saturday. Despite the heavy rain outside this was a lovely event with children, parents/carers and grandparents alike all having a great time and raising funds for our school. Funds raised will go towards a further Interactive Whiteboard.  

23rd November 2018

Action MS Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to everyone who raised money for Action MS. Yesterday Noreen Campbell from Action MS came into school to say a huge thank you to all the boys and girls for their fundraising efforts. A special well done was given to the six children who all raised more than £100 each for the charity. These six have been invited to a special celebration lunch in Belfast after Christmas as a way of saying thanks. The school raised an amazing £3481.66!


Some of our best fundraisers at the special assembly held on Thursday 22nd November.

16th November 2018

Victorians Day in P7 and Anti-Bullying Week

On Friday the P7s were transported back in time to the Victorian period. This provided the children with the opportunity to put their learning into a real time situation. They experienced activities such as Victorian maths and handwriting, drill and traditional playground games. Our P7s thoroughly enjoyed dressing up for the day and this certainly added to the event. A victorious Victorian day!

Last week was also Anti-bullying Week across Northern Ireland and we held two special assemblies explaining to the children how to recognise bullying and all the different ways they can get help. Each class also ran an anti-bullying workshop and we have a whole school anti-bullying display board to help deliver important anti-bullying messages.

13th November 2018

Shared Education in Action

For the last few years we have been running a Shared Education project with our partner school St. Mary's (also in Newcastle). This week the P3s came together to continue their work exploring our local environment with the support of the Forestry Service. After a workshop at Castlewellan Forest the classes came together again in the afternoon to explore what they had found out. We are so fortunate to have fabulous forests, beaches and mountains to help our pupils develop key science and geography skills as well as a deeper appreciation of the world around them.

26th October 2018

Write Your Wishes on Stone Event

Last week the whole school took part in a ' Write Your Wishes on Stone Event.' This marked the end of our Global Learning Programme 'World’s Largest Lesson' and aimed to raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Each child represented their wish for a fairer future for all, on a stone which they then painted. Finally all the stones were brought together to make a large piece of ‘Nature Art' which is currently on display at the front of the school.


19th October 2018

At All Children's IPS we love to reward good effort and good work and each fortnight we gather one piece of work from each class for our WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) display board. The photograph shows some of our WAGOLL award winners last week together with a beautiful piece of art one of our P5s made. We are also busy getting ready for Halloween and the P7s have enjoyed preparing what they will be carrying during this year's HallowTides parade in Newcastle.

12th October 2018

Thursday was a busy day at All Children's with the whole school taking part in a sponsored walk for Action MS at Castlewellan Forest Park (see below), followed by staff from the Nerve Creative Arts Centre in Belfast (who are working with us throughout the year) running a Coding workshop for our P2s as part of EU Coding Week and it finished with welcoming 11 teachers from Belgium & Germany who are in Northern Ireland finding out about integrated education.


4th October 2018

Twelve of our P5s have had a lovely morning at Slieve Dhu Nursing Home reciting their own poems and listening to poems with the residents. Thank you to everyone who made us so welcome. 

Thank you as well to everyone who came along last night to our Linguistic Phonics Workshop with Paula Quinn to find out all about how we teach spellings and reading in the school.

Latest Newsletters

Welcome to All Children's IPS

May I take this opportunity to welcome you to All Children's Integrated Primary School new website.

All Children's opened in September 1986 and has prospered and grown ever since. We are an all ability integrated primary school for 4 - 11 years olds and there are currently over 210 children enrolled.

The caring and dedicated staff at All Children's IPS strive to ensure that the time your child spends at primary school is memorable, happy and rewarding.

We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum for all children and aim to give every pupil frequent opportunities to express success in learning and to achieve as high a standard as possible.

As an integrated school respect and tolerance are at the core of all we do. We place great emphasis on being as inclusive as possible, providing a welcoming learning environment where all traditions, cultures and abilities are respected and nurtured together.

We value every child and have the highest expectations in all areas of their development:- academic, social, spiritual, physical and emotional.

Please feel free to contact the school if you would like further information.

Jon Beattie


A copy of the Board of Governors 2016/2017 Annual Report is available from the office.

June 2018

Our Key Stage Two pupils put on three fantastic performances of Super Stan. Well done to everyone who took part and special thanks to Mrs McConnell, Ms Skeffington, Mr Rodgers and Mr Houlahan.

Latest School Calendar Events

Choir at Woodlodge17Dec2018

11:00 am - 11:00 am

Carol Service (non-school event), Our Lady of the Asumption Church @ 7:00pm17Dec2018

Beauty and the Beast at Shimna IC19Dec2018

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

Noreen from Action MS explained to the pupils, in a very child friendly manner, some of the effects of Multiple Sclerosis

Pupil of the Week

December 2018