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Braidside Integrated Primary & Nursery School
Christmas Shows 2019 (P1-P3) Tickets for shows are now available from the school office. A reply slip has been sent home with all information. | P1 & Nursery Open Day Tuesday 10th December 2019, 2:30pm-4:30pm (Principal's Welcome in Hall to begin). All welcome to see the classrooms, speak with the teachers and find out about our integrated ethos.
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Our Future

Once Braidside IPS had settled on the Fry’s Road in Ballymena, the school began to grow and with each increase in numbers a temporary mobile building was placed on the site. Despite working in less than ideal surroundings however, the pupils and teachers at Braidside have always worked hard to achieve great things. By 2007/08 the school encompassed 7 double mobiles and 1 single classroom block, a large multi-purpose hall/ reception area and a rented mobile used as a library/ multi-purpose room on the site. The original temporary mobiles, placed in 1992; had been in use for 15 years and although the school continued to maintain these, it was evident that what was needed most was a new permanent school. The Principal and Governors began a process to press the Department of Education for accommodation which would meet the needs of the pupils and the school; a building fit for the 21st Century.

However, this process was not one which happened quickly and steps included an economic appraisal, a feasibility study and a search for an appropriate site. It was to the delight of all in the Braidside community then, in January 2013, that Braidside IPS was included in the Schools’ Capital Programme. A new school was finally on its way!

Since then there have been many milestones met along the way including:

  • The appointment of our Consultants and Project Managers; White Young Green (WYG)
  • The appointment of the architect; Isherwood and Ellis
  • The approval of a Business Case
  • The appointment of a contractor, Glasgiven Contracts Ltd.

Within this section and the News section of our website we will endeavour to keep you informed of progress and will provide photographs as work unfolds.

On 22nd August 2018, demolition of the old Castle Tower site began and as children and parents returned to school after the summer holidays it was evident that work had begun in earnest. The site in being cleared and prepared for the foundations of our new school to be laid. We will watch eagerly over the months ahead as our new school becomes a reality and takes shape. An exciting journey is beginning for us all!



22nd Nov 2019
There was so much excitement as P3 visited our new school. We are learning about...
4th Oct 2019
This afternoon P4O, together with Ms McAuley and Stanley were able to have a visit...
4th Sep 2019
Work has continued on our new school build throughout the summer. The building is...