Prize Distribution 2018



On Thursday 20 September 2018 Rainey Endowed held its annual Prize Distribution. We were thrilled to have past pupil Mrs Lesley-Anne Vaughan (née McLean) as our guest speaker. Mrs Vaughan entertained us with many stories from her work in Kenya as a software developer for Vodafone and spoke of how the pace of Technology continually offers us new challenges and opportunities.


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Equestrian Update



Congratulations to Hannah Woolsey, who earlier this year qualified for the Dressage Championships at Addington Manor in England and later for the Pony Club National Championships at Cholmondeley Castle near Chester. These two disciplines were Dressage and Eventing, competing against some of the most talented young equestrians in the whole of the UK.


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Success for Laura at the Atlantic Challenge International Contest of Seamanship



Well done to Laura Lynch, year 13, who was part of the Northern Ireland team which competed in and won, the Atlantic Challenge International Contest of Seamanship held on Lough Neagh in Antrim 20th – 28th July 2018. This is a fantastic achievement. They did extremely well, winning or coming 2nd in many of the events, showing determination, skill and teamwork throughout the competition.
There were 11 wooden gigs from USA, Russia (2), Belgium (2), Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Quebec and Northern Ireland which took part in sailing, rowing, oars and sails races, navigation, rope work, slalom racing and other seamanship manoeuvring challenges over the 8 days.

Congratulations, Laura!



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All-Ireland Piping and Drumming Solo Championships



Congratulations to Lee and Adam Montgomery. Both boys enjoyed success at the All-Ireland Piping and Drumming Solo Championships in Lisburn on Saturday.

Lee won his second All-Ireland, this time winning 1st place in the U16 Drumming.
This was only Adam’s second time in a solo competition and he secured 1st Place in U14 Tenor Drumming.
There are now a total of four All Ireland Champions in the boy’s band this year, Quinn Memorial. Much to be proud of!

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Year 12 visit Forestside Cookery School



Year 12 Food and and Nutrition pupils enjoyed a great session at Forestside Cookery School yesterday, massive thanks to Chef Jeffers and his team!


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Wako World Kickboxing Championships




Having recently become the Irish -63kg kickboxing Champion earlier this year, Nathan Hutchinson travels to Italy this weekend to compete in the Wako World kickboxing championships.
Nathan, your whole school will be supporting you from back home! Give it everything!

Rainey Former Pupils’ Association Annual Gala Ball




Rainey Former Pupils’ Association Annual Gala Ball.

We are once again encouraging Families, Year groups, Clubs and Societies to book tables.
Tickets via The Dinner Secretary Sandra Lamont 07962054495

Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Championships 2018


Cycling Ulster has announced the selection for the Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Championships to be held next week.

The team consists of 8 riders from all over Ulster. (4 boys and 4 girls).
Rainey is delighted to reveal that 3 out of the 8 rider team are Rainey pupils!
Darcey Harkness, Katie Neill and Travis Harkness will all travel to Hadleigh Park next week. As a school we wish them the very best and look forward to hearing of their experience. Go for it guys!


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Farewell Robert


This time of the year is full of hellos and goodbyes. Today we say a reluctant goodbye to our groundsman Robert Montgomery. Having served the Rainey faithfully for 28 years, Robert parked the tractor this afternoon for the last time. You’ve left us looking immaculate for the new school year Robert.
Farewell for now.



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The 2018 GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding


The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding. 28% of all passes were at A* grade and 62% at A*/A grade. 100% of all pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.

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 examinations in 2018


We are delighted with our excellent results at ‘A’ Level – 42% of all our entries were at A*/A grades; 75% of all our entries were at A*-B and 95% of all entries were at A*-C and highlights the superb pastoral care and learning and teaching at ‘The Rainey’.


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AS Level results at Rainey Endowed School were excellent


Our pupils have built upon their prior success at GCSE in 2017 and we commend them for their hard work and success. These are the best AS results for Rainey Endowed School pupils over the past number of years.


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Irish National Mountain Bike Championships


On Sunday 22nd July, Rainey Pupils Darcey and Travis Harkness competed in the Irish National Mountain Bike Championships at Castlewellan Co Down. Competing against the best in Ireland Darcey fulfilled her goal by winning the Under 16 Girls title and Travis finishing a superb 3rd in the under 14 boys, this has came just a few weeks after both won the Ulster League and also finished 2nd in the Irish League in their age categories. Read the rest of this entry »

Juvenile Drum Major European Champion

Rainey Endowed School would like to congratulate Kara Gilmour, who has recently become European Champion, Juvenile Drum Major, at the pipe band championship in Forres, Scotland.


Kara is taught by Paula Braiden, former Senior World Champion and she is drum major for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service pipe band, Glasgow. Kara has worked very hard to achieve such a high standard and has a genuine passion for what she does.


She has also had the opportunity to perform at regional and international tattoos, which included travelling to Switzerland, over this past few years, with this year being no exception. In August Kara is traveling to Moscow to participate in the Spasskaya Tower Tattoo in Red Square, where she will perform for 12 nights to thousands of people.

UK Junior Maths Challenge 2018



Today pupils were awarded their UK Junior maths certificates for the recent Junior Maths challenge – well done everyone! A superb effort


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Transfer 2019

Entrance Assessments for Entry to Year 8 in September 2019 at Rainey Endowed School.



Rainey Endowed School will hold a Transfer Information Session on Tuesday 12 June at 7.00 pm for parents of current P6 pupils. It will be held in the gym 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 2019. 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 2019, attendance at this Information Session is very important.

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Bloodhound Model Rocket Car Workshop



Well done to the super Year 9 group who took part in the Bloodhound model rocket car workshop recently. Everyone listened with such enthusiasm to the lecture that was given on the Bloodhound land speed attempt. The British designed and built Bloodhound car will hope to reach speeds in excess of 1000mph in South Africa next year.  An unimaginable speed over the ground in a car! After the lecture year 9 had the opportunity to design, build and test their own model rocket car.  Top speed on the day was 41mph! A superb effort Rainey Engineers.


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RESults Summer School 2018


The RESults Summer School will be taking place this year from Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August 2018. For further information and an application form please contact the office on 028 7963 2478. This is suitable for all current P6 school pupils who will be going into P7 in September 2018.

Rainey Colour Run Video #colourmeres




Click below for the video footage from the colour run held on 4th May 2018.



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Senior Rugby Awards 2018



On Thursday 19th April Rainey ES had their annual Senior Rugby Awards Dinner in Bryson’s Restaurant.
This was a very successful evening and a fitting celebration of the season that had just ended.
The evening concluded with everyone in attendance thanking the Upper 6th for 7 years of rugby and wishing them success in their rugby careers after school.


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ColourMeRES 2018


Rainey’s first colour run was held on 4th May 2018. A super way to say goodbye to our exam classes whilst raising more than £13k for charity. A massive well done to all runners, helpers and organisers.


Click below for media


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KS3 Exam Timetables Summer 2018



Please see below for timetables..


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