Welcome to Abbey Community College

View our Post 16 Prospectus below:

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View our Options Booklet below:

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View our Prospectus below:

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The future is bright for the families of the Newtownabbey area.

We are excited to release our 3D Virtual Flyover of the new school building
as we look to the future for all at Abbey.



The Education Authority’s proposals for a new post-primary school
on the land at Three Mile Water Playing Fields, Doagh Road, were
passed by Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council for full planning
approval in June 2023.  
It is anticipated that construction will commence
late 2024, with the anticipated opening in the academic year 2026/27

This will give our students, staff and community the most modern,
up-to-date technology and infrastructure for learning and teaching.
Equiping everyone to realise our college motto of –

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Thank You for a successful first term at NI Schools Esports Club!

As we approach the end of a fantastic first term at our NI Schools Esports Clubs, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to you, the parents, for your unwavering support and encouragement throughout these past weeks.

It has been an incredible journey witnessing your sons and daughters embrace the world of Esports with enthusiasm, teamwork, and a passion for gaming. The progress and camaraderie displayed by each participant have truly made this term memorable for all of us at NI Schools Esports.

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What’s happening next term?

We are excited to share that we are aspiring to become a social enterprise, aiming to create an even more impactful and inclusive environment for our students.

Looking ahead, we are thrilled to announce that we will soon be releasing details for the next term of Esports Club at your son / daughters school. We encourage you to keep an eye out for an email, which will provide you with priority access to secure a spot for your son or daughter in next term's club.

The upcoming term promises new adventures, exciting challenges, and, of course, plenty of gaming fun. The details regarding the schedule, timings, and dates will be available on our website: https://nischoolsesports.com. Be sure to check the website for the latest updates and information.

Once again, thank you for entrusting us with the opportunity to engage and inspire your children through Esports. We are honoured to be a part of their journey and can't wait to continue this exciting adventure in the next term.

Wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!







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Operation Encompass
Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.   Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse. 
As a school we have ensured that members of our staff, known as a Key Adult, have been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.   We are continuing to work behind the scenes to upskill our Safeguarding Team to ensure that the best possible support can be given to both the young person and the families, if and when needed.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.  We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved. 




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As ‘a school at the heart of the community with the community at the heart of the school’ Abbey Community College works in partnerships with parents, local business and community based groups to build opportunities for community education, sports participation and family support. Current partners include:

  • Business in the Community
  • Monkstown Boxing Club
  • Monkstown Village Centre
  • Barnardos
  • Start 360
  • Henderson Group
  • Danske Bank
  • Young Enterprise

As an active member of Newtownabbey Learning Community, collaboration with other local schools and Northern Regional College will enhance the curriculum by providing students with access to a wide range of academic and vocational courses at GCSE and Post 16.

Bridge Youth Club will operate for local children and young people of all ages in the evenings over the course of the week.