Parental Partnerships

The role of parents in supporting our students towards success cannot be underestimated. Our partnership with parents will be key to ensuring that each individual student achieves their full potential. We ask for your support in the following ways:

  • Encourage your child to attend regularly and on time.
  • Ensure that your son / daughter wears their uniform and takes pride in their appearance.
  • By attending the annual Parents Evening to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Contacting us if there are issues or concerns that may affect your child.
  • Supporting the completion of homework and signing the Student Planner each week.
  • Becoming involved in the Parent Teacher Association and supporting their events.

Our ‘Open Door’ policy enables you to make contact with us by telephone or in person should the need arise.

OUR NEW BUILD - THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR ABBEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Education Authority’s proposals for a new post-primary school on the land at Three Mile Water Playing Fields, Doagh Road, went out for public consultation in November and are due to be submitted for full planning approval to Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council in early 2022.

This amazing design has taken shape over the past year, with input from the Senior Leadership Team and staff to maximise the full potential of the site. The 21st century facilities for Abbey Community College will benefit all of our students and the local community.  We can’t wait to see it come to life and to welcome our students and their families through its doors.

WHAT IS PROPOSED?

- A modern, state of the art, purpose-built education facility, with classrooms to support
  c.820 students. 

- Sports facilities will include 5 tennis / basketball courts, Sports Hall and Fitness Suite

- Three grass pitches & one synthetic pitch

- Dedicated off street parking for parent and separate bus drop-off zones

- Cycle parking and pedestrian walkways to take advantage of the green corridor and
   cycle network

 

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR ENTRY INTO YEAR 8

Respective functions of the Board of Governors and Principal in relation to Admissions to Abbey Community College

The Admissions Criteria for Abbey Community College have been agreed by the Board of Governors. The application of the criteria has been delegated to the Admissions Sub Committee which includes the Principal. When considering students for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or uploaded with the online application form.

Criteria for Admission of Students

1.     Applicants resident in Northern Ireland, at the time of their proposed admission, will be selected for admission before any applicant not so resident may be selected.

2.     Applicants who, at the date of their application, have a child of the family* currently enrolled at the school.

3.     Applicants who, at the date of their application, are the eldest child of the family** eligible to apply to a non-selective, mainstream, post-primary school.

4.     Applicants who, at the time of their application, have a parent employed within the school.

5.     Applicants who live closest to Abbey Community College as decided by digital measurement of a straight line from the front door of their home to the front door of the school using the map on www.spatialni.gov.uk and an Ordnance Survey Spreadsheet to calculate distance in metres. All addresses must be verified by proof of address e.g. Utility Bill.

6.     In the event of oversubscription students will be admitted by a criterion that prioritises applicants where the letters of their surname (as entered on a Birth Certificate) places them on a rank established by the random selection of letters in the order set out below:

S M C W P E G Z F I L J X U D K O N R H A Y T V Q B 

In the event of surnames beginning with the same initial letter, the subsequent letters of the surname will be used in alphabetical order. In the event of two identical surnames, the alphabetical order of the initials of the forenames will be used.

DUTY TO VERIFY

Applicants should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that they provide documents to verify information pertinent to the school’s admission criteria when submitting their Transfer Application online. It must be written on headed notepaper and signed by one of the following who is not a member of the applicant’s family:

A medical practitioner                                           A member of the clergy or equivalent

A solicitor                                                                     A primary school principal

The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide verifying documents by the required deadline may result in the withdrawal of a place. 

ADMISSIONS TO YEAR 8 AFTER 1 SEPTEMBER 2022

Parents wishing to have their child considered for admission after 1 September 2022 should write to the Principal clearly stating this. In the event of a vacancy the above criteria will be applied to these applications.

Year

Admissions No.

Total Applications All Preferences

Total Admissions

2019 /20

140

169

140

2020 /21

140

182

145

2021/22

141

168

141

 This table does not include children who were admitted to the school with a statement of special educational needs.

GUIDANCE NOTES 

* Child of the family – brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, adopted/fostered child or child living permanently in the same household.

** Eldest Eligible Child – child is the oldest child in the family eligible to transfer to post primary school -  an only child, the oldest child applying for a mainstream post-primary place, the child is more than 7 years younger than their next sibling, the family has moved into the area and this is the first child eligible to apply to the school.

 APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION OTHER THAN YEAR 8

Respective functions of the Board of Governors and Principal in relation to Admissions to Abbey Community College

When applications are received for year groups 9-14, the enrolment numbers in each year group will be considered alongside student numbers in practical groups. If these numbers are at maximum levels, a waiting list will be compiled.

●      Each application will be considered by the Admissions Committee of the Board of Governors

●      In the event that there are more applicants than places available, the following criteria will be considered in this order:

1.     Applicants who, at the date of their application, have a child of the family* currently enrolled at the school.

2.     Applicants who live closest to Abbey Community College as decided by digital measurement of a straight line from the front door of their home to the front door of the school using the map on www.spatialni.gov.uk and an Ordnance Survey Spreadsheet to calculate distance in metres. All addresses must be verified by proof of address e.g. Utility Bill.

3.     In the event of oversubscription students will be admitted by a criterion that prioritises applicants where the letters of their surname (as entered on a Birth Certificate) places them on a rank established by the random selection of letters in the order set out below:

S M C W P E G Z F I L J X U D K O N R H A Y T V Q B

●      If there are no places available, Parents / Guardians will be asked in writing if they wish their child’s name to be added to the waiting list.  The list will expire at the end of the academic year on 31 August 2023

GUIDANCE NOTES 

* Child of the family – brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, adopted/fostered child or child living permanently in the same household.

** Eldest Eligible Child – child is the oldest child in the family eligible to transfer to post primary school -  an only child, the oldest child applying for a mainstream post-primary place, the child is more than 7 years younger than their next sibling, the family has moved into the area and this is the first child eligible to apply to the school.

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ADMISSION TO POST 16

Admission to Sixth Form will be directly linked to achievement at GCSE and dependent on having met the admissions criteria laid down in the Post 16 prospectus.

CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING POLICY

We in Abbey Community College have a responsibility for the Pastoral Care, general welfare and safety of the children in our care.  We will carry out this duty by providing a caring, supportive and safe environment, where each child is valued for his or her unique talents and abilities, and in which all our young people can learn and develop to their full potential. All staff, teaching and non-teaching, should be alert to the signs of possible abuse and should know the procedures to be followed. This Policy sets out guidance on the action, which is required where abuse or neglect of a child is suspected and outlines referral procedures within our school

SCHOOL SAFEGUARDING TEAM

The following are members of the schools safeguarding team

  • Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors – Dr H Edwards
  • Designated Governors for Child Protection/Safeguarding – Dr Hazel Edwards, Susan O’Connor
  • Principal – Mrs M Quinn
  • Designated Teacher - Mrs c McNaghten
  • Deputy Designated Teachers – Mr D Laney, Mr S Smyth and Dylan Sloan (School Social Worker)

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OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES

The school has a duty to ensure that safeguarding permeates all activities and functions.  This policy therefore complements and supports a range of other school policies including:

  • Positive Behaviour
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Use of Reasonable Force/Safe Handling
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Relationship and Sex Education
  • Use of Mobile Phones
  • ICT and access to the Internet
  • Parental Complaints Procedure 

A Student’s Guide to Child Protection Procedures.pdf

The safeguarding policies of our Learning Community Partners are available from the school office.

Calendar

 

2019-2020 Term Dates

An alternate timetable to phase in the new School Term will also be forwarded in August.

18 August 2022

A Level & Level 3 Results

24 August 2022

Staff Training Day (no students)

25 August 2022

GCSE Results & Post 16 Interviews Begin

25 August 2022

Staff Training Day (no students)

26 August 2022

Staff Training Day (no students)

29 August 2022

BANK HOLIDAY

30 August 2022

Year 8 Induction (9:0 0am - 12:00pm)

Years 13 & yEAR 14 Interviews

31 August 2022

Year 8-14 Parent Interviews

Year 8 Baseline Tests

Year 9 & Year 11 Induction

Term 1

1 September 2022

Year 8-14 Parent IEP Meetings

Year 8 Baseline Tests

Year 10 & Year 12 Induction

2 September 2022

Year 13 & 14 Induction

5 September 2022

Term 1  Begins (all students)

16 September 2022

Staff Training Day (no students)

12 October 2022

Staff Training Day (no students)

31 October - 4 November 2022  

HALF TERM HOLIDAY

21 December 2022

End of Term

Term 2

22 December 2023 - 2 Janaury 2023

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

3 January 2023

Staff Training Day (no students)

13 January 2023

Staff Training Day (no students)

13 February - 77 February 2023

HALF TERM HOLIDAY

17 March 2023

Staff Training Day (no students)

4 April 2023

End of Term

5 April - 14 April 2023

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Term 3

1 May 2023

BANK HOLIDAY

29 May 2023

Staff Training Day (no students)

14 June 2023

Staff Training Day (no students)

30 June 2022

End of Term

NB – The students are not in school on Staff Training Days.

 

Timing of the School Day 

Time

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

9.00  – 9.10

Registration

9.10 –   10.00

Lesson 1

10.00  – 10.55

Lesson 2

10.55 –   11.10

BREAK (15 minutes)

11.10 –   12.05

Lesson 3

12.05  – 1. 00

Lesson 4

1.00  – 1.35

LUNCH (35 minutes)

1.35 – 2.30 

Lesson 5

2.30 – 3.25  

Lesson 6       

                                                  STUDENTS GO HOME AT 3.25

 

Thursday & Friday Structure

Time

Thursday & Friday

9.00  – 9.10

Registration

9.10 –   10.00

Lesson 1

10.00  – 10.55

Lesson 2

10.55 –   11.10

BREAK (15 minutes)

11.10 –   12.05

Lesson 3

12.05  – 1. 00

Lesson 4

1.00  – 1.35

LUNCH (35 minutes)

1.35 – 2.30   

Lesson 5

                                                  STUDENTS GO HOME AT 2.30

 

16 September 2022

Student Transport

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Download PDF version HERE 

 

An extensive transport network will serve Abbey Community College on Bridge Road. The Metro bus service and designated buses cover an extensive area including:

  • Shore Road
  • Whiteabbey Village
  • Doagh Road
  • Circular / Jordanstown Road
  • Rathcoole
  • Carnmoney
  • Old Carrick Road
  • Mossley
  • Upper and Lower Station Road, Greenisland

 

Blue School Bus & Metro Timetable for 2015-2016

School starts at 8.45 sharp. Make sure you allow time to get your bus.
Ensure that you arrive at the bus stop 5 to 10 minutes before these times. Bus drivers will always stop for you.

 

 

 

SCHOOL BUSES

There are two school buses coming into school in the morning and five leaving school in the afternoon.  Please see below for details:

Morning Buses

Monday to Friday

Bus Stop

Bus One

Bus Two

Rathcoole, Diamond

0752

0800

Rathcoole, West Crescent

0754

0802

Derrycoole Way

0756

0804

Doagh Road Green   End

0800

0808

Rathfern   Altnacreeve Park

0804

0812

Doagh Road King's   Road

0807

0815

Doagh Road   Cherrylands

0809

0817

Abbey Community   College

0812

0820

Afternoon Buses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Bus Stop

Belfast via Rathcoole

Rathfern

Rathcoole

Rathcoole

Mossley/

Greenisland

Abbey   Community College

1515

1515

1515

1515

1515

Doagh   Road Cherrylands

1517

1517

1517

1520

 

Rathfern   Altnacreeve Park

 

1519

 

 

 

Doagh   Road Green End

1520

1522

1520

1523

 

Eastway

 

 

1521

1524

 

Derrycoole   Way

 

 

1522

1525

 

Rathcoole   West Crescent

 

 

1523

1526

 

Rathcoole   Diamond

 

 

1526

1529

 

Whiteabbey   Station Road

 

1526

 

 

 

Whiteabbey   Circular Road

 

1528

 

 

 

Belfast   High School

 

1531

 

 

 

Monkstown   Top Road

 

 

 

 

1516

Manse   Road

 

 

 

 

1520

New   Mossley

 

 

 

 

1522

The   Glade

 

 

 

 

1523

Brambles

 

 

 

 

1529

Farm   Lodge

 

 

 

 

1532

Greenisland   Station Road

 

 

 

 

1537

Merville   Garden Village

1523

 

 

 

 

Shore   Road Grays Lane

1527

 

 

 

 

York   Road Limestone Road

1533

 

 

 

 

 

School stops at 2.30pm on Wednesdays.  Please see below bus times for Wednesday afternoon.

Bus Stop

Belfast via Rathcoole

Rathfern

Rathcoole

Rathcoole

Mossley/

Greenisland

Abbey   Community College

1435

1435

1435

1438

1435

Doagh   Road Cherrylands

1437

1437

1437

1440

 

Rathfern   Altnacreeve Park

 

1439

 

 

 

Doagh   Road Green End

1440

1442

1440

1443

 

Eastway

 

 

1441

1444

 

Derrycoole   Way

 

 

1442

1445

 

Rathcoole   West Crescent

 

 

1443

1446

 

Rathcoole   Diamond

 

 

1446

1449

 

Whiteabbey   Station Road

 

1446

 

 

 

Whiteabbey   Circular Road

 

1448

 

 

 

Belfast   High School

 

1451

 

 

 

Monkstown   Top Road

 

 

 

 

1436

Manse   Road

 

 

 

 

1440

New   Mossley

 

 

 

 

1442

The   Glade

 

 

 

 

1443

Brambles

 

 

 

 

1449

Farm   Lodge

 

 

 

 

1452

Greenisland   Station Road

 

 

 

 

1457

Merville   Garden Village

1443

 

 

 

 

Shore   Road Grays Lane

1447

 

 

 

 

York   Road Limestone Road

1453

 

 

 

 

 

Please be advised there are Metro numbers 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2G, 2H and Ulsterbus numbers 168, 168A, 568 A & B services which travel past or near the school. For further details of these please visit www.translink.co.uk or telephone

90 66 66 30

Five blue Ulsterbus school buses will leave each afternoon from outside school.  They will go to :

Rathfern and Doagh Road
Belfast Via the Diamond in Rathcoole
2 x Rathcoole Estate buses
Mossley and Greenisland

Buses on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will leave promptly from school at 3.15pm.
On Wednesday the buses will leave at 2.35 pm.
Ensure that you arrive into the Assembly Hall to line up for your bus. You will be shown where to stand.
Abbey Community College students are expected to behave in a respectful and mannerly way when on any public transport. 

Uniform

As ambassadors for Abbey Community College all students will be expected to take pride in their personal appearance by wearing the correct school uniform at all times and complying with all aspects of the College Uniform Policy.

The uniform suppliers for Abbey Community College are:

  • The Sports Company Belfast, Unit 5 Yorkgate Shopping Centre, Belfast, BT15 1WA
  • The Jeanery, 2 Goland Buildings, Glengormley, Co. Antrim BT36 5EN

An image of acceptable shoes can be viewed by clicking the link.  Acceptable Shoes.jpg

Attendance and Punctuality

All students are expected to come to school on time each day and do their best to have full attendance. This will ensure that valuable learning opportunities are not missed and each individual can make maximum progress.

Attendance and punctuality are monitored closely and parents are contacted should a student arrive late or be absent without explanation.

When a child of a compulsory school age is registered at a school it is essential that they attend their school regularly and maintain a pattern of good attendance throughout their school career. Excellent attendance at school is important to allow a child or young person to fulfil their potential.

Why attend school?

These are just some of the key reason why it is important children attend school:

  • To learn.
  • To have fun.
  • To make new friends.
  • To experience new things in life.
  • To achieve.
  • To gain qualifications.
  • To develop new skills.
  • To develop awareness of other cultures, religion, ethnicity and gender differences.
  • To build confidence and self-esteem.
  • To have the best possible start in life.

Young people who regularly miss school without good reason are more likely at risk of becoming isolated from their friends, underachieving in examinations and/or become involved in anti-social behaviour.

How parents can help:

  • Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings so your child is prepared for the school day ahead.
  • Make sure your child goes to school regularly and follows the school rules.
  • Ensure your child arrives at school on time.
  • Arrange dental and medical appointments outside of school hours when possible.
  • Always inform the school if your child is absent due to illness – this should be followed up with a written note when your child returns to school.
  • Take truancy seriously – if your child is not attending school as you expect, they may be putting themselves at risk – Who are they with? What are they doing?
  • Take family holidays outside of term time.
  • Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school work (including homework).
  • Attend Parent Evenings and school events.  Praise and reward your child’s achievements at school.
  • Always support school staff in their efforts to manage difficult or challenging behaviour.
  • Discuss any problems or difficulties with the school staff.  We are here to help and will be supportive.

Family Holidays

You can demonstrate your commitment to your child’s education by not taking holidays during term time.  Any child or young person who is absent from school due to a holiday will miss out on important learning and fall behind with their school work.

In each Academic Year there are only a maximum of 190 school days – this allows plenty of time for holidays to be arranged outside term time.

Holidays taken during term time will be categorised as an unauthorised absence.

Percentages

Attendance percentages can be misleading:

100% = 0 days missed - Excellent

95% = 9 days missed - Satisfactory

90% = 19 days missed - Poor

85% = 28 days missed – Unsatisfactory (student will be referred to Education Welfare Service when their attendance is below 85%)

80% = 38 days missed - Unsatisfactory

75% = 46 days missed – Unsatisfactory

Positive Behaviour

A secure ordered environment, with clear expectations and respect for self and others will enable all students to learn and develop. A Positive Behaviour Policy will contribute to high standards in the classroom and beyond. A copy can be found in the policy section of this website.

Positive Behaviour policy can be downloaded here

Homework

We believe that homework is a valuable means of supporting and enhancing learning beyond the confines of the school day. This enables students to develop good study habits, develop their independence and take responsibility for their own learning.

A Homework Schedule and a Student Planner helps students plan their work to meet deadlines.

Download full Homework Guidelines here.

Friends of Abbey

A Friends of Abbey group is being formed in 2019.  The first meeting took place on Tuesday 12th November.  All Parents/Guardians/Friends are welcome to come along.  Details will be notified through the Parent App.

Pastoral Care

As an inclusive, caring and child centred school Abbey Community College enhances and supports the personal, social and academic development of each individual student in all aspects of College life. All staff play an important role, both within and beyond the classroom, in ensuring that all students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of ability or background.

An Induction Programme for Year 8 students in the summer term before they enrol at Abbey Community College eases the transition from primary school and helps them to begin making friends. This continues in September to help students familiarise themselves with facilities on site and build relationships with staff and their peers.

Post 16 Mentors attached to each class provide valuable support and guidance for student in the first weeks and months.

Each student will have a Class Tutor who meets them daily and is the first point of contact for parents. A Head of School and Head of Year monitors and supports all aspects of student progress and development.

Drugs Education

The Drugs Education policy and programme will ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills to enable them to make safe and healthy lifestyle choices both during their time at school and in the future.

 

Centre Determine Grades
Parent & Student Guide

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 CCEA Post Results Service: Student & Parent Guide

 

 

 



 

Year 12 GCSE Revision

The Year 12 timetable will be uploaded prior to the start of the SUmmer Examination series.

 

 

Mobile Phone Policy

MOBILE PHONES/DEVICES

Abbey Community College recognises mobile phones/devices as being an integral part of youth culture.  However, the duty of care for each and every child in the school is paramount and this policy will attempt to weigh the balance between child protection and the safe use of mobile phones/devices in school.  The following is a synopsis of the Policy, the full policy is available on the website or from the school office on request.

Definitions:

Camera phone:  A mobile phone or device which can record still and/or moving images and audio recordings.
Text bullying:  The use of text, picture or video clip to harass or bully another student either directly to their phone or spread to other phones or internet.
Bluetooth/Infra-red:  Proximity transfer of information between phones using wireless or infra-red technology.
Smart watches:  Watches that have the ability to do everything a mobile phone or device can do.

Mobile phone/devices use in school

  • Students are permitted to carry mobile phones/devices into school, in their bags or internal blazer pocket.
  • Abbey Community College does not accept responsibility for damage to, nor loss of, a mobile phone/device regardless of the circumstances.
  • Mobile phones can only be used to make and receive calls up to 8.45am, during break time and at lunch time.
  • They must not be used in class or in corridors between lessons.
  • Under no circumstances is any student permitted to take a photo/video/sound recording on the school premises.  Students who do this will be the subject of a disciplinary enquiry.
  • Any student found to be up-loading recordings to the Internet depicting the College brand, or involving staff or children in school uniform, will be the subject of a disciplinary enquiry.  The College reserves the right to suspend or expel a student for this action.
  • The use of mobile phones/devices is strictly prohibited in the examination hall.  This means they should be switched off and handed to the Invigilator.  According to exam regulations, if students are found with mobile phones/devices they run the risk of being disqualified from public examinations.

Guidelines on adherence to this policy

  • Students who use their mobile phones/device inappropriately in class will firstly be given a warning and asked to put it away.
  • If a student continues to use their phone/device inappropriately in class he/she will have it confiscated until the end of the day.  The phone/device will be sealed in an envelope and left in the school office.
  • If a student refuses to hand over the phone/device the teacher will make a direct referral to the Head of Year.
  • Where a student has used their phone/device inappropriately (taking photos, videos etc) the Head of School or Deputy Principal will be informed.  The phone will be held and a letter issued to the Parent/Guardian.  The phone will be returned to the Parent/Guardian at an arranged interview.
  • Serious inappropriate use of mobile phones/devices may result in the involvement of the PSNI or Social Services.

Advice to parents

Please avoid communicating with your child on their mobile phones during the day.  If there is an emergency situation where you must contact your child at any time, please phone the school on 90 867431 and we will contact your child immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

School Closure 

Student Support.pdf

Remote Learning Parent Guidance.pdf

Remote Learning Pupil Guidance.pdf

Remote pupil guidance slides.pdf

Downloading Free Microsoft Office for students - EN082.pdf

Accessing C2k at homenew.pdf

MySchool can be accessed by following this link  http://www.c2kschools.net

A forgotten password can be changed here.  https://services.c2kni.net/ums

If you have problems with any of the above please contact the school directly and we will endeavour to assist.

 

 

 PRIVACY NOTICE

 FOR

PUPILS & PARENTS/FAMILIES/CARERS/LEGAL GUARDIANS
REGARDING USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS

 

Version

Date Published

Responsible Officer

1.0

23rd May 2018

Mrs M. Quinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABBEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PRIVACY NOTICE

For Pupils & Parents/Families/Carers/Legal Guardians

ABOUT US

Abbey Community College is the data controller of the personal information we hold about our pupils and their parents/families/carers/legal guardians. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use the personal information which we collect.

We are required under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.

We collect and use pupil information under the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 and other legislation.  You may find the specific legislation at https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/department-education-legislation.

The majority of pupil information you provide to us is information which you are legally obliged to provide but some pupil information is provided to us on a voluntary basis. When collecting information from you we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain pupil information to us or if you have a choice in this.

This notice applies to prospective, current and former pupils and their families/carers/legal guardians and those applying for a place at the school and their families/carers/legal guardians. We may update this notice at any time but if we do so, we will inform you as soon as reasonably practicable.

It is important that you read and retain this notice, together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information and what your rights are under the GDPR.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle personal information, please contact the Principal who will deal with your query.

The Principal can be contacted in writing at Abbey Community College, 100, Bridge Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0EA, by telephone on 028 90867431 or by email at info@abbeycommunitycollege.newtownabbey.ni.sch.uk.

Our Data Protection Officer is The Education Authority[1]and it monitors the school’s data protection procedures to ensure they meet the standards and requirements of the GDPR]. Please contact Mrs M. Quinn, Data Protection Officer as outlined in the previous paragraph.



[1] This wording should be included only where the school has entered into an agreement with EA for EA to act as the School’s Data Protection Officer.

Please download the full Privacy Notice  from the link provided below.
Privacy Notice - Pupils and Parents_Families_Carers_Legal Guardians.pdf

Parent Information Booklet

The Parent & Student Information Booklet and Parent Guidance Leaflet can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Information Booklet 

Parent Guidance Leaflet

Parental Partnerships

Should you have a complaint, please contact the school office for the complaints procedure.