CSSC loves to work with controlled schools to promote and celebrate pupils' success. If you have something to showcase, please let us know. Additional information can be found under CSSC publications.

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CSSC wishes all controlled school staff a restful summer

30 June 2022

As we come to the end of this academic year, CSSC wishes to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all controlled school Governors, Principals and staff for their commitment and dedication. 

CSSC is here to provide continued support throughout this summer period. If we can be of assistance in any way, please contact your CSSC Schools' Support Officer. Find their details here

Let's all join Dunclug Nursery School and finish the year with a 'Wiggle and a jiggle'. 


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Controlled schools are #OpenToAll

10 June 2022

The controlled sector is the largest education sector accounting for 49% of all Northern Ireland’s schools, including 63 nursery schools, 380 primary schools and 69 post primary schools. Controlled schools are open to all faiths and none which brings a rich diversity and inclusive ethos.

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Families First Award for Maguiresbridge Primary School

31 May 2022

The Maguiresbridge Primary School community was delighted to be awarded the ‘Best School (Fermanagh) Trophy’ at the recent Families First, Education Awards 2022.

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Carrickfergus Grammar School becomes first school in NI to join prestigious research network

27 May 2022

Carrickfergus Grammar School has become the first school in Northern Ireland to be selected to join a prestigious network dedicated to sharing the best research into how children succeed educationally.

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CSSC congratulates Limavady High School on Pearson National Teaching Silver Award

27 May 2022

Limavady High School has been recognised for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day.  The school has been honoured with a Silver Award in the category of The Award for Making a Difference – Secondary School of the Year.

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Retiring Principals celebrated at event

18 May 2022

Retired and retiring Principals from controlled schools were celebrated and thanked at an event jointly hosted by the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) and Education Authority.

CSSC Membership Survey 2022

How can we make CSSC work for you?

04 May 2022

This is your opportunity to let us know how CSSC can work for you.

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2022 Royal Institution Science in Schools grant scheme 

03 May 2022

Applications open on 3 May for a free full-day school visit from one of the Royal Institution's professional presenters.

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Glengormley High School Principal wins Families First NI Best Principal Award

14 April 2022

Congratulations to Glengormley High School Principal Ricky Massey who picked up the 2022 Families First Northern Ireland Award for Best Principal.  The school was also a runner up for the Best Post Primary School and Miss Amy Mulholland, Head of Art and Design received the runners up prize.

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Advancing Shared Education Third Report to Northern Ireland Assembly

01 April 2022

This third Report to the Northern Ireland Assembly sets out the extent to which the Department of Education, the Education Authority and other bodies impacted by the Act have complied with or exercised their respective duties and powers.