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Braidside Integrated Primary & Nursery School
Open Enrolment 2020-21 Digital Admissions for Nursery and P1 places for 2020-21 opens at 12noon on Tuesday 7th January 2020. Parents/ Guardians have until midday on 30th January 2020 to apply online through the EA Citizen Portal ( We are happy to assist any parents with the application process or answer any queries through the school office.
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We are an Integrated Primary and Nursery School in Ballymena, originally founded by a group of parents working with the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education. The school has now grown to an enrolment of over 350 pupils and delivers the full Northern Ireland Revised Curriculum. We aim to provide a welcoming and encouraging environment where the children become active and interested learners. We welcome children from a wide range of backgrounds and help them to grow up together in the school.

Our most recent inspection report in 2009 was very positive, identifying that overall the children achieve high standards. It noted outstanding special needs, pastoral care and leadership and outstanding Nursery provision. A full copy of the report is available from the school- we would be happy for you to read it.

The best way to find out more about us is to visit the school, or to talk to our parents - who have often been our best advertisement.


Latest Photographs

All ready for home. What a  great day!
All ready for home. What a great day!
All ready for home.  What a great day!
All ready for home. What a great day!

Latest News

23rd Jan 2020
P1B really enjoyed having their Buick friends come to visit them at their school...
22nd Jan 2020
P5's new topic is "The Human Body". We have been learning about our bones and muscles....
20th Jan 2020
Following our Parent Survey in December 2019, regarding Breakfast/ After School Club,...

Upcoming Events...

Friday, 24th January 2020
NSPCC Workshop (9:30am - 10:30am (P6/7))
NSPCC Workshop (11am- 12pm (P7Y))
P3EH Attendance Tea Party (10am)
Saturday, 25th January 2020
GL/ AQE Transfer Results
Monday, 27th January 2020
P7Y Swimming (10am- 11am)
Thursday, 30th January 2020
Open Enrolment Closes (12noon)
Jo-Jingles (P1B: 2pm-3pm)
Monday, 3rd February 2020
P7 Transfer Forms to BIPS (9am)
P7Y Swimming (10am- 11am)
Tuesday, 4th February 2020
P1 Shared Ed Day 4 (Braidside; Jo Jingles)
Thursday, 6th February 2020
Jo-Jingles (P1B: 2pm-3pm)

School Creed

This is our school
Let peace dwell here
Let the room be full of contentment
Let love abide here
Love of one another
Love of mankind
Love of life itself and love of God
Let us remember
that as many hands build a house
so many hearts make a school.