Donaghey Controlled Primary School was opened in September 1977 to replace the original Donaghey Primary School and neighbouring Sandholes Primary School. The present school has an enrolment of 99 pupils and a staff of a teaching Principal, 4 full time teachers, 1 part-time Learning Support Teacher and a Principal’s Release Teacher for 2 days per week and three classroom assistants.

The completion of a long awaited extension in Autumn 2001 (which added two spacious classrooms, a resource area, office accommodation, and a sports hall) removed the need for temporary mobile classrooms, and ensured that the school building is equipped with all the physical and technological features necessary for the delivery of the curriculum in the twenty-first century. Due to a continued rise in enrolment over the last few years we have now another temporary mobile in place. The school has disabled access with an exterior ramp at the entrance, a wheelchair lift and disabled toilet facilities and in accordance with SENDO legislation 2005, will facilitate, where possible, children with disabilities

Over the last few years the school’s grounds have been developed to promote pupil’s physical activity, environmental awareness and opportunities for active learning. A wildlife garden, which was officially opened in June 2007 by the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn, was built after £10,000 funding was secured by the school’s Parents’ Association from Awards for All. A further £10,000 from the BBC’s Breathing Places Initiative was used by the Parents’ Association to build an outdoor classroom and this was officially opened by Lord Brookeborough in September 2008. The school grounds also contain a recently built sand-based, fenced sports pitch and a trim-trail which was installed with £2,400 funding from Big Deal.School meals are prepared daily on the premises in a well equipped kitchen and are served in the multi-purpose hall situated within the main school building


Principal’s Welcome


September 2018

Dear Pupils, parents and friends of Donaghey PS

Welcome to Donaghey Primary School and our school website.  We hope you will enjoy browsing through our website which will show you all the amazing and exciting opportunities our children receive.  Please revisit regularly as you never know what may pop up!

All our children are given the opportunity to receive a broad and balanced curriculum in a happy, caring and friendly environment.

In September 2017 the school community developed a school vision.  This followed extensive discussion on what we need to do as a school to help our chisickened succeed in tomorrow’s world.  The vision statement reads:

Donaghey Primary School aims to be a happy and caring community school, in which each child is nurtured to fulfil their potential in a safe, welcoming and enriched environment, while developing a sense of respect for themselves and others.

Mission Statement

Donaghey Primary School seeks to encourage pupils to become lifelong learners who take responsibility for their personal development.  All stakeholders in the Donaghey Primary School community will strive to ensure every pupil is given encouragement to thrive.  The school will do this and also promote the importance of the home and the community in the child’s development.


We aim to help our children:

  1. foster a desire and enjoyment for learning through active learning in a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to their needs.

  2. To be critical thinkers and open minded towards the ideas, theories and opinions of others.

  3. fulfil their intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, aesthetic and emotional potential. Central to the creation of this environment is a commitment to Christian values.

  4. to be resilient and to proactively look after their own physical and mental well-being and to help others in their time of need.

  5. to enjoy reading and writing and develop confidence in language which will enable them to communicate effectively with others.

  6. develop the skills and knowledge of Numeracy to enable them to cope confidently in everyday situations.

  7. be e-confident and e-safe to enhance themselves as learners.

  8. learn through skills based activities, helping them to develop responsible values to contribute to their community and beyond.

Our vision, mission and aims helps to ensure that we are a ‘Welcoming School’ to all who are associated with the school and to those visiting.  We with the whole school community will continually strive to ensure that our ‘Welcoming’ ethos remains at the fore during our efforts to educate your child to the best of our ability.

If you require more information please contact the school.

Yours sincerely

Mr Stuart Harrison (Principal)


2018/19 Staff


Mr. S. Harrison

Mrs. M. Wilson

Principle & P6/7 

Senior Teacher


Assistant Teachers

Mrs. M. Wilson

Mrs. K. Nelson/Mrs. S. Workman

Mr. D. Ferguson

Mrs. D. Wilson

Mrs. S. Hardy



Miss. B. Burnside

Mrs. T. Hogg

Miss. A. Leslie

Mrs. G. Scott

Mrs. S. Watson

Mrs. H. Leslie

Mr. B. Leslie

Mrs H. Leslie/Mrs T. Hogg

Mrs G. Murphy/Mrs B. Murphy

Miss. A. Leslie

Mrs. H. Leslie




P1 Class Teacher

P2 & P3 Class Teacher(s)

P4 & P5 Class Teacher

P6 & P7 Principle Release Teacher (PT)

Learning Support Teacher (PT)


Non-Teaching (PT)

P1 Classroom Assistant

P3 SEN Classroom Assistant

P3 SEN Classroom Assistant

P7 SEN Classroom Assistant

Clerical Assistant



Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

Cook in Charge/Kitchen Assistant

P1-P3 Clud Co-Ordinator

Breakfast Club Co-Ordinator