Lisnagarvey High School believes that all pupils, regardless of ability, are entitled
to the best education a school can offer. Lisnagarvey has high expectations of all its
students and adopts teaching approaches that encourage individuals to strive towards and
achieve their own personal goals. Lisnagarvey is committed to ensuring that the curriculum
is challenging, interesting and relevant, and that teaching methods are varied and innovative
allowing pupils to access curricular content through their own learning styles.
Jim Sheerin, Principal
Success For All
‘Success for all’ was clearly a very well-chosen motto for Lisnagarvey High School. Yet again, the pupils,
parents and staff have been celebrating the highest level of achievement at GCSE in the history of the school.
In 2020 for the seventh year in a row, these excellent results place Lisnagarvey High School amongst the top
performing secondary schools in the country…
'Success for all’ was clearly a very well-chosen motto for Lisnagarvey High School. Yet again, the pupils, parents and staff
have been celebrating the highest level of achievement at GCSE in the history of the school. In 2020 for the seventh year in
a row, these excellent results place Lisnagarvey High School amongst the top performing secondary schools in the country.
Mr Sheerin, Principal of Lisnagarvey High School, has been reflecting upon the continued success of the school; he commented:
“Our continued success, particularly in the most important goal of 5 GCSEs including English and Maths is a reflection of the
dedication, diligence, team work and enthusiasm of our pupils, staff and parents. The school has been in the 1st quartile of
the very highest performing secondary schools in Northern Ireland for 5 years. The results in the last two years have been
exceptional, with 72% and 69% of students achieving 5 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Maths. These results have
placed the school in the top 5% of secondary schools in Northern Ireland.
The high level of achievement has meant that, although many Lisnagarvey students had the grade points to access local grammar
schools, they have chosen to remain at Lisnagarvey to pursue A-Levels. Our top pupil this year was Luke Braithwaite who achieved
2A*, 5A and 2 B grades.
Furthermore, with 94% achieving between 5 and 10 GCSEs or equivalent at grade A to C, this reinforces the core value of the school
where “success for all” can be achieved. These levels of success and continued aspiration for high standards for ALL students as
individuals is supported by our exceptionally hard-working staff, who create the conditions and ethos.”
“Moreover, we are very pleased to see Lisnagarvey students achieving A-Level results which have also been consistently above the
Northern Ireland average for secondary schools. 61% achieving 3 A levels at grades A* –C.
At A-Level, Lisnagarvey’s top students were: James Kennedy, Chloe Ferguson, Jade Ferguson and Thomas Rea, who each achieved A*A*A*
grades. Overall, the A-Level results will see over 70% of our students able to continue their studies at the university of their
Chairman of the Board of Governors, Dr Sproule, also praised the contribution of the wider school community, as well as that of staff
and pupils. He said: “Once again, we are very pleased with the GCSE and A-Level results. On behalf of the staff of Lisnagarvey, I extend
my thanks to the supportive parents, carers and hard-working students who played a pivotal role in this success. Every pupil deserves
credit for their hard work and determination, which has brought success to their families and their school.”
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to help keep them safe online. It provides an invaluable support and we would encourage all of our
pupils to download it.