175 Ballinlea Road
Co. Antrim
BT53 8PR


Bushvalley Primary School

"Our future depends on building upon the experiences of the past, learning from the present and preparing for the challenges of the future"

About Bushvalley Primary School
Bushvalley Primary School was established in 1996 following an amalgamation of the former Stranocum and Ballycregagh Primary Schools.  The staff at Bushvalley strive and work together as a community to create the happy, secure and successful school we have today.

 At Bushvalley Primary School, the Curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes, not only the formal requirements of The Northern Ireland Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ which the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.

 We aim to teach the children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential. Our school curriculum is underpinned by our values which are: happiness and enjoyment; effort, attitude and perseverance; team, school and community spirit; honesty, respect and tolerance; politeness, kindness and caring; partnership and high standards of behaviour. 

 We value the way in which all children are unique and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures.  We value the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth.  We value the importance of each person in our community. We organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community.

 We value the rights enjoyed by each person in our society. We respect each child in our school for who they are and we treat them with fairness and honesty. We aim to enable each person to be successful and we provide equal opportunities for all the children in our school.  We value our environment and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach respect for our world and how we should care for it for future generations as well as our own.

 If you are unable to find what you are looking for or you would like further information, please telephone or e-mail the school office.  If you would like to visit our school, please do telephone to make an appointment.  We are always delighted to welcome visitors and to show them around our school as it is a place of which we are all enormously proud.

Mrs C Irwin