Our Primary Schools

Thanks to a massive investment over recent years new schools have emerged to add to our excellent school estate.

It is no surprise that having a great choice of schools is attracting people to come and live in this part of the city.

In the last 15 years - two new nurseries have been built: Glendhu and Ravenscroft,  5 new primary schools at Belmont, Dundonald, Orangefield, Cregagh, Campbell Prep.  and Victoria Park and four secondary level  schools : Grosvenor Grammar, Ashfield Girls, Our Lady & St. Patrick’s and Strathearn:  the most recent addition completed in 2015.

We are also looking forward to the new schools  for east Belfast at Avoniel/Emgrove and the Breda Academy new build proposed with the amalgamation of Newtownbreda  and Knockbreda.

Check out all our schools and what they offer to pupils, parents and the wider east Belfast community below.


Our Primary Schools

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Harding Memorial Primary School 105 Cregagh Road Belfast BT6 8PZ view 02890458040

Set within a historical gothic building established in 1913; Harding Memorial offers 21st century learning with a state of the art ICT suite, interactive whiteboards, laptops and compute

Knockbreda Primary School Wynchurch Road Belfast BT6 0JJ view 02890401871

Knockbreda P.S is situated on a secluded leafy site.  Our present enrolment is 156 pupils.

Knocknagoney Primary School Knocknagoney Road Belfast BT4 2NR view 02890768496

Knocknagoney P.S is pleasantly situated between the Garnerville and Knocknagoney roads, boasting extensive lawns and playgrounds.  Recently refurbished it creates a bright and stimulating learning

Leadhill Primary School Casaeldona Park Belfast BT6 9RD view 02890401101

Affectionately known as the “hidden gem of the Castlereagh hills”, Leadhill P.S boasts excellent bright and spacious facilities.  The grounds which incorporate a purpose built outdoor play area are

Nettlefield Primary School Radnor Street Belfast BT 68BG view 02890458237

The Nursery Unit is housed in a purpose built, recently refurbished building comprising two large inter-connecting playrooms and a shared indoor play area.

Orangefield Primary School 55 Cameronian Drive Belfast BT5 6DF view 02890704822

Orangefield is a friendly, happy and caring school.  We are committed to the well-being and holistic development of all children, instilling enthusiasm and self confidence and developing each child

Penryhyn, Stratheaarn Preparatory School 157 Belmont Church Road Belfast BT4 2DA view 02890471595

Penryhyn the Prep Department of Strathearn School: is set in extensive, attractively laid-out lawns on the outskirts of East Belfast.  We believe that children work harder with people who care abou

Rosetta Primary School 21 Knockbreda Road Belfast BT6 0JA view 02890491650

Rosetta Nursery Unit provides 26 full time places with dinner to children in their pre-school year. The Nursery Unit is staffed by a teacher and assistant.

St Joseph’s Primary School 31a Holland Drive Belfast BT5 4EW view 02890650039

St Joseph’s P.S is a Catholic co-ed school situated in Ballyhackamore: East Belfast.  There are at present 379 pupils.

St Matthew’s Primary School Seaforde Street Belfast BT5 4EW view 02890457885

The Nursery Unit is part of St Matthew’s school.