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Crossroads Primary School, Kilrea

About Us


Crossroads Primary School is a rural school situated between Kilrea and Upperlands.

First established in 1921 the school has a long and proud tradition in providing a high quality education for the children of the area. Staffed by just 2 teachers in 1921 the school has grown and flourished over the intervening period. From a one room school divided by a partition the school now has a six class base. There is a small assembly hall which doubles as a canteen and gym.

In Crossroads, we place a great deal of emphasis on our partnership with parents. We believe that children learn best when home and school work together for their benefit. The policy of our school is to share positively with parents in creating a safe and caring environment where each child may reach their full potential in every aspect of their growth. It is our aim to build on these skills and promote a willingness and enthusiasm to learn more.

Children in Crossroads are given opportunities to interact with other schools, the local community and the wider world through various initiatives and programmes. The school is involved with the DSC Signature Project which involves sharing at all levels with our partner schools who are Carhill Integrated and Culcrow Primary Schools. This project is well funded by the DENI and provides a wealth of curricular opportunities for our pupils that they may not otherwise get.

Crossroads are actively involved with coaching programmes facilitated by Ulster GAA and Derry GAA which teach fundamental skills and GAA skills to our pupils. We have very strong links with our local GAA club, Pearses GAC who are actively involved in supporting our school through promotion of football and camogie. They kindly offer the wonderful facilities at Pearse Park whenever they are needed for after school clubs and school events.

Crossroads have very close links with the post primary schools for which we act as a feeder school, particularly St Paul’s College Kilrea.  As well as engaging in a range of activities throughout the year to raise money for school funds, the children regularly raise money for charities including Trocáire, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the N.I. Children’s Hospice and Water Aid.