Best practice case studies

Controlled schools are #OpenToAll

CSSC is pleased to have worked with controlled schools who have provided case studies that showcase initiatives and techniques to enhance the quality of education and pupil outcomes. 

Showcasing controlled schools sector

A selection of case studies from nursery, primary, post primary and special schools highlighting the focus of schools on innovative and effective practice are published below. This is key to enabling the children and young people within the controlled sector to achieve their potential.

Case studies are categorised under five headings: ethos, shared education, pastoral care, school achievement and school improvement. If your school has an example of effective practice that we could showcase, please contact your Schools' Support Officer in the first instance.

CSSC has also published an assessment of attainment and performance report in the controlled schools sector here.


Lisneal College

Windsor Hill Primary School


Dunclug Primary School and Hope Primary School, Kenya

Longstone Special School

Pastoral care

Carrickfergus Grammar School

Ballyholme Primary School

Gibson Primary School

Knockavoe School

Longstone School

Limavady Nursery School

School achievements

Priory Integrated College

Regent House School

Bocombra Primary School

Gorran Primary School

Barbour Nursery School

School improvement

Laurelhill Community College

Markethill High School

Donaghadee Primary School

Drumachose Primary School

Ashgrove Nursery School

Dromore Nursery School

Sandelford School

Shared education

Shared Education in Northern Ireland

Watch CSSC’s video that showcases shared education projects in the controlled sector.

Edenderry Nursery School

Kilkeel High School

Culmore Primary School