Taster Tour January 2023


A warm welcome awaits all prospective P6 & P7 pupils with their parents/guardians to view the school facilities and speak to our staff and current students.


To register for a free ticket, please choose a time-slot for your visit at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-day-2023-tickets-470989691847.


There will be a maximum of 12 families in each tour group(please note that one family will be strictly a maximum of two adults per one child – p6 or p7 only.) Tickets are issued per family, there is no need to book more than 1 ticket for each family member planning to attend.




GCSE Results 2022

The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding.  27% of all passes were at A* grade and 64% at A*/A grade.  100% of pupils achieved grades A*-C in English and Maths. Over 60 pupils in the year group had at least 6A*/A grades.

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Rainey Endowed pupils have excelled at ‘A’ Level and AS Level examinations

We are delighted with our excellent results at ‘A’ Level – 57% of all our entries were at A*/A grades; 86% of all our entries were at A*-B and 96% of all entries were at A*-C and highlights the superb pastoral care and learning and teaching at ‘The Rainey’.  We are so proud of our pupils who have shown great resilience over the last two years.  All staff and governors offer our congratulations and wish our students continued future success.  I want to thank the parents, staff and pupils for all their hard work and support. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Examinations 2022


The timetables for the Junior exams taking place in June have been published. Please click on the appropriate link below to view the timetable for each year group.


Year 8


Year 9


Year 10


Transfer 2023

Entrance Assessments for Entry to Year 8 in September 2023 at Rainey Endowed School.

Rainey Endowed School will hold a Transfer Information Session on Tuesday 10 May at 7.00 pm for parents of current P6 pupils. It will be held in the Johnston Hall in the main school building and parking will be available in the car park at the front of the school.


This Information Session will outline the process of transfer to Year 8 at Rainey Endowed School in September 2023. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions on all matters relating to transfer procedures.


If you are thinking of applying for a place for your son or daughter at Rainey Endowed School starting in Year 8 in September 2023, attendance at this Information Session is very important.


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PWC Careers event



Last night, Technology and Design students attended a PWC careers event held at their new Merchant Square offices in Belfast. The event was aimed at young people wishing to explore a career with the company.


The new offices are amazing, matched only by the pizza after the event.


Many thanks to PWC for their hospitality.

McDowell Cup Semi Final

Congratulations to the Rainey Endowed girls 2NDXI hockey team who won the semi final of the McDowell Cup on Saturday v Portadown College.


The girls played a great match right from the first whistle. In a tough fast game Rainey stuck to their game plan passing really well and created two great chances which they put away clinically to win 2-0. The girls worked hard right up to the end with all players giving their very best.


The Rainey Endowed will play the Royal School Armagh in the final on 15 March at Stormont.


Well done girls and good luck in the final.

Rainey Endowed v Methody in Belfast Telegraph Schools Cup semi Final

Well done to the Rainey 1STXI girls who played so well today v Methodist College Belfast in the semi-final of the Belfast Telegraph Schools Cup unfortunately losing 1-0.


The girls showed fantastic team spirit and never gave up right till the final whistle. Everyone at Rainey is so proud of you girls!


Many thanks to all the supporters, parents and friends who travelled to support the girls.


Thanks to Ulster Hockey for all the organisation, the umpires and our sponsors, My Best Friend Northern Ireland and Moyola Precision Engineering.

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Exam Timetables March 2022


The timetables have been published for exams taking place in March 2022. Please use the relevant link below to view the timetable.


Year 11


Year 12


Year 13


Year 14

School Magazine Photographs




Magzine Photo Day 1 is on 21st Feb 2022. School magazine photographs will be taken in the Johnston Hall.


Make sure that you report to the proper location 5 minutes before your photograph is due to be taken.


The schedule for photographs is available here.

School Hockey History Made


The Rainey Endowed girls have made school history this hockey season as all four cup teams, the 1STXI, 2NDXI, 3RDXI and U14 Junior Team have reached the semi final stage of their cup competitions.

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Virtual Tour 2022

Each January, we invite primary school pupils to visit Rainey Endowed to take a look around the school and to meet our pupils and staff. This year we would like to invite you to view our virtual tour if you are unable to attend the in-person taster tour in January, or as an addition to the taster tour. Click on any of the hotspots to find out more information about each department to see what life is like for pupils when they come to the Rainey. Click on the image below to visit our Virtual Tour page. We hope you enjoy your virtual visit to the Rainey!


Exam Timetables December 2021

The timetables for the exams taking place in December have now been published. Please click on the relevant link below to access the timetable you wish to view. Copies will also be published to registration Google classrooms and a paper copy provided to each pupil.


Year 8 & Year 9


Year 10, Year 11 & Year 12


Year 13 & Year 14

Centre Determined Grades & Post-Results Process



The Centre Determined Grading Policy for Rainey is now available from the school website. This has been approved by CCEA and is in collaboration with the MRLP schools.


A guide for students and parents has also been provided by CCEA.


The Post-Results Service Submission Form is available for download for any reviews required. Please return this form to postresultsservice@raineyendowed.com. The deadline for submission of this form for A2 candidates is 16 August at 12 noon. For GCSE candidates, the deadline is 3 September at 12 noon.


A Policy for Post Results Review for Centre Determined Grades was published on 25th June 2021.


Internal Summer Examinations

The timetables for the internal summer examinations are now available. Please click on the relevant link below to view the timetable.

Year 8


Year 9


Year 10


Year 11

PPTC Update – May 2021


Over the past weeks and months PPTC has engaged with parents, primary school principals, its own members, its test provider GL Assessment, AQE and other stakeholders to help shape and finalise plans for the 2021-22 Entrance Assessment. Please see the documents linked below for further information:





Sportshall Wall of Honour

The PE Dept. is in the process of creating a Sportshall Wall of Honour for all our past pupils who have achieved final A selection in Junior Age Groups or full Senior A selection for Ulster, Ireland, Northern Ireland, or Great Britain in our school affiliated sports.


The first Rainey Endowed pupil to represent Ulster was Victor McCullagh in 1930 for rugby, so there are a lot of past pupils to track down!


The school has representative photographs of past pupils dating back from 2020 to 2012 and from 2004-2006 so we are looking for past pupils from 1931-2003 and 2007- 2012 who have achieved final A selection in Junior Age Groups or full Senior A selection for Ulster, Ireland, Northern Ireland, or Great Britain in our school affiliated sports.


If you or a relative have a photo ( 7”x 5’’ portrait ) that we could include in the Wall of Honour, please send to-

Rainey Endowed School, c/o Carolyn Burns, 79 Rainey Street, Magherafelt BT45 5DB



or e mail a digital copy to cburns811@rainey.magherafelt.ni.sch.uk


Please include as many details as possible i.e., name, year/years, age group, competitions competed in, number of caps etc.

Core Assessments 2 Timetable


The Core Assessments 2 timetables for Year 12, 13 and 14 have been released. Please click on the appropriate link below to access the timetable:


Year 12


Year 13


Year 14

Core Assessments timetable


The Core Assessments timetables for Year 12, 13 and 14 have been released. Please click on the appropriate link below to access the timetable:


Year 12


Year 13


Year 14

Information for P7 Parents – March 2021



A document has been created to direct you towards material suggested by the Education Authority in regard to the Rainey Endowed Admissions Criteria. This document is available by clicking here.

QUB Careers

To help and support Year 13 and 14 students across the academic year, The Domestic Recruitment & Events (DRE) team at Queen’s University have developed a series of live and on demand virtual events which are aimed at providing students with the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills required to make informed choices and plans for their future learning and career. Discover a World of Opportunities, Undergraduate Virtual Events flyer for Spring/Summer 2021.


A series of on demand virtual sessions are available to watch now. These include step by step guides on Why Choose Queen’s University, Applying through UCAS Extra, Changed your mind about your UCAS course replies? and Applying for Student Finance. Upcoming live events include Mental Health and Wellbeing, Applying for Queen’s Accommodation, Live Student Panels and Moving to Queen’s: A Guide for New Students. We will also be hosting a dedicated Parent’s Offer Holder Information Evening for parents with a son &/or daughter scheduled to commence their studies at Queen’s in September 2021.


Register now to book a place on our live and on-demand talks. You may register to attend multiple events.  All the virtual events will be recorded and will be available to watch on demand after each session should you wish to use any of the material. Bespoke school talks can also be arranged by completing our online booking form.





Admission Criteria




Rainey Endowed have released their admission criteria for entry to Year 8 in September 2021.


The document is available by clicking here.


Admission Criteria for Year 9 onwards will be available on request from the school.