Principal Address

Principal Address

A New School Year Begins…

I am delighted to welcome you to our new website. We hope it gives you a flavour of life in Damhead Primary School.
We are a controlled primary school situated on the outskirts of Coleraine. The school was established in 1933 with the new school being built in 2003.

We have one class of each year group and currently employ 9 teachers and 9 Classroom Assistants. Every class currently has a full time classroom assistant. We have a very child centred approach where ‘children come first’ and we are dedicated to ensuring that all aspects of learning have the children’s needs and interests at the centre.

We promote a Christian and caring ethos and aim to develop in all levels within school, a culture of mutual respect, teamwork, self-discipline, honesty, empathy and responsibility. Our ethos is reflected in all areas of school life and we feel happy children, staff and parents who feel valued and involved are paramount to positive learning experiences and a successful school.

We provide a wraparound service from 8.15am until 5.00pm each day. The children can attend Breakfast Club from 8.15-8.45am and Hop Club from 2-5pm . We also have an extensive programme of after school activities.

Music and drama are also important to us. We have The Causeway School of Music providing peripatetic teaching with a variety of instruments such as flutes, violins, trumpets, guitars, ukeleles being taught. We are delighted to have Mrs Gwen Cochrane teaching piano with Mrs Grace Steele joining the team. New to the school is Ms Diana Culbertson who is able to provide the children with singing lessons. Every year we put on a school production involving Yr 4-7. This is under the directorship of Miss Katie Patton.

As you can see, we continually strive to give the children new experiences in a variety of activities and we will look at other opportunities given to us by the local community.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. If you would like to visit the school or find out more information please do not hesitate to ring me on 028 70353641 or email

Kind regards,

Jill Laverty