"Promoting Personal Excellence"

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Welcome to St Patrick’s College website. Our school was opened in 1962 and has a wonderful history of serving this community over the past five decades.

At St Patrick’s College we are committed to providing the very best education for all our students. We are a relatively small secondary school and we take pride in knowing each and every member of our school community. Our staff work hard to provide a meaningful education to every student. We work together on school and individual improvement.

St Patrick’s College enjoys invaluable support from parents and the local community. It is through these partnerships and relationships that we provide the environment for our students to learn, grow, build skills and friendships that will last them a lifetime.

Our success is based upon the combined efforts of our excellent teaching staff and supportive parents. I thank all of you who have contributed to our success and I wish all our students every success in the coming year.


Staff and students at St Patrick’s College have begun a very exciting year in the school’s history. On 3rd September 1962, the then St Patrick’s High School first opened its doors to pupils from Dungiven and the surrounding area. Mr Lawrence Hegarty (RIP) was the first Principal and together with sixteen teaching staff, he welcomed the first 301 pupils.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Michael Gormley - Principal