Welcome to the Area learning Community Page

The ALC has been established to develop further post-primary education provision in the area it serves in a manner which promotes a culture of collaboration and respect for cultural diversity.

Whilst the community recognises the autonomy and ethos of the individual schools, the education providers of the area will progress the aspirations of the Entitlement Framework and support the implementation of the community’s strategic planning.

The community’s strategic intent is to act as advocate for all of the young people of the area, developing an agreed framework of educational provision which provides equality of opportunity for achievement and progression and an agreed framework of holistic education.

The ALC involves the following schools and colleges:

Abbey Grammar School

Kilkeel High School

Newry High School

Newtownhamilton High School

Our Lady's Grammar School

Rathore School

Sacred Heart Grammar School

Southern Regional College

                                                   St Colman's College

     St Columban's College

     St Joseph's High School, Newry

                                      St Joseph's High School, Crossmaglen

                                       St Louis Grammar School

St Mark's High School, Warrenpoint

St Mary's High School, Newry

St Paul's High School, Bessbrook

Our Lady's is involved in meeting the needs of the pupils in the greater Newry area by offering joint courses with partner schools. Current collaborations include: 

At Key Stage 4:

With St Colman's College and Southern Regional College - 
                                            BTEC Extended Certificate in Engineering
                                            BTEC Extended Certificate in Media

At Sixth Form

With St Colman's College  - 
                                         AS Level Further Mathematics
With St Colman's College - 
                                          AS Level Accounting
                                         AS Level Design & Technology
 With St Paul's High School-
                                           AS Level Home Economics