Special Schools

List of Special Schools in Northern Ireland

School Name

*Age Range Approved


Antrim and Newtownabbey

Hill Croft School, NewtownabbeyPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Jordanstown School, NewtownabbeyFoundation – KS5 (4-19) 
Riverside School, AntrimPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Rosstulla School, NewtownabbeyFoundation – KS5 (4-17) 
Thornfield House School, NewtownabbeyFoundation – KS4 (4-16) 

Ards and North Down

Clifton School, BangorPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Killard House School, DonaghadeeFoundation – KS4 (4-16) 
Longstone School, DundonaldFoundation – KS4 (4-16) 

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

Ceara School, LurganPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Donard School, BanbridgePre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Lisanally School, ArmaghPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 


Cedar Lodge School, BelfastFoundation – KS4 (4-16) 
Clarawood School, BelfastKS2 (8-11) 
Fleming Fulton School, BelfastPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Glenveagh School, BelfastKS2 – KS5 (8-19) 
Greenwood House Assessment Centre, BelfastPre-school – Foundation (3-6) 
Harberton School, BelfastPre-school – KS2 (3-11) 
Mitchell House School, BelfastPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Oakwood School and Assessment Centre, BelfastPre-school – KS1 (3-8) 
Park Education Resource Centre, BelfastKS3 – KS5 (11-19) 
St Gerard’s School and Support Services, BelfastPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 

Causeway Coast and Glens

Rossmar School, LimavadyPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Sandelford School, ColerainePre-school – KS5 (3-19) 

Ards and North Down

Lakewood School, BangorKS3-4 (11-16) 

Derry City and Strabane

Ardnashee School and College, Derry/LondonderryPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Knockavoe School & Resource Centre, StrabanePre-school – KS5 (3-19) 

Fermanagh and Omagh

Arvalee School & Resource Centre, OmaghPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Willowbridge School, EnniskillenPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 

Lisburn and Castlereagh

Beechlawn School, HillsboroughKS3 – KS5 (11-19) 
Brookfield School, MoiraPre-school – KS2 (3-11) 
Parkview School, LisburnPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Tor Bank School, DundonaldPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 

Mid and East Antrim

Castle Tower School, BallymenaPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Roddensvale School, LarnePre-school – KS5 (3-19) 

Mid Ulster

Kilronan School, MagherafeltPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Sperrinview School, DungannonPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 

Newry, Mourne and Down

Ardmore House Special School, DownpatrickKS3 (11-14) 
Knockevin School, DownpatrickPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Rathore School, NewryPre-school – KS5 (3-19) 
Key  School Type
SBEW  Social, Behavioural and Emotional Well-Being
H&VI Hearing and Visual Impairment
Medical Hospital School
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
P&MD Physical and Medical Difficulties
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
S&L Speech and Language
MLD/SLD Moderate and Severe Learning Difficulties

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