Twelve Rainey Pupils among CCEA Top Candidates



We are delighted to learn that in the 2019 summer GCSE and A-Level examinations Rainey Pupils not only achieved the highest possible grades but some also gained the highest individual marks in Northern Ireland.

This year we had an outstanding 12 CCEA Top Candidate placings with 6 students placing first in their subject overall.
This is a record for Rainey Endowed and we are rightly extremely proud of their achievements.


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Year 10 Winter Exam Timetable



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Rainey crowned Ulster Superleague champions



Rainey Endowed V Banbridge Academy in the final of the Ulster Schools Superleague – Wednesday 27 November at Playball, Stormont.
The Rainey girls 1STXI hockey team won their league group matches 7-0 v Coleraine Grammar School, 4-0 v Glenlola Collegiate, 1-0 v Dalriada and 4-0 v Ballymena Academy to top their Superleague section and reach the ¼ final v Royal School Armagh.


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Olivia Currie wins ILGU Junior Medal



A huge Rainey well done to Olivia Currie who won the ILGU Junior Medal recently at the links at Seapoint. Olivia carded the score of the day in very windy conditions to win the Golf Medal. Playing off 31, she made four pars and racked up 45 points.
Great job Olivia, your school and particularly 9S is very proud of you!

Soroptimist Success for Rainey!



On Thursday 21st November 2019 Honor Graham and Catherine Turkington took part in the annual Soroptimist Public Speaking Regional Competition for Ballymoney and District Area. This is a competition organised annually for girls in year 12 and year 13. The aims of the competition include: “encouraging girls to play a more prominent part in public life” and “encouraging girls to develop the skills to speak effectively and to articulate with clarity.”


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What a night at Rainey’s Got Talent. Everyone was utterly amazing! We think it’s fair to say Rainey definitely does have its fair share of talent! A special congratulations to Phoebe McIvor, who topped the votes with her rendition of Doris Day’s “Black Hills of Dakota”. #RGT2019


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Paired Reading Programme



On 21st October two students along with Mrs McMullan, attended a Paired Reading Workshop facilitated by Learn Spark as a part of the Mid Ulster Community Planning Schools Together Initiative.
The workshop was held in the Bridewell, Magherafelt and saw the five local secondary schools coming together to learn about paired reading.


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Shared Education Pupils meet Holocaust survivor, Eva Clarke BEM



Yesterday year 11 RS and History pupils had the very special opportunity to hear a testimony from Holocaust Survivor, Eva Clarke BEM. The event was kindly hosted by our friends in Magherafelt High School and organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust. Her family story, which reflected the true horrors and tragedy of the Holocaust left a profound impact on us all and served as a reminder of the consequences of intolerance and prejudicial hatred, which should never happen again.
This event was made possible through Shared Education funding.

Business Studies Students Visit Tobermore Concrete 2019


Lower Sixth students attended their annual visit to Tobermore Concrete on 1st October 2019. The visit commenced with a health & safety talk where the students were warned about the potential risks and hazards around the plant and then provided with their high-vis jackets and personal audio devices.


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National Poetry Day 2019


National Poetry Day 2019 was celebrated in a very special way at lunchtime today with our friends from Milesian Manor joining our Year 14 English Literature students in an engaging reading of W.B Yeats’ ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’.


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AS Biology Students visit Ramore Head


In September, an enthusiastic bunch of intrepid year 13 students headed to the rocky shore at Ramore Head in Portrush to complete some fieldwork as part of their AS Biology course. There they developed sampling skills as they completed a belt transect of the shore to see if the different seaweeds were adapted for different zones on the shore. Limpets were also measured to test a hypothesis that the limpets on the exposed shore would be short and squat to avoid them being knocked off the rocks by the action of the waves.


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Sponsor Day


In Uganda it is very common that parents simply can’t afford to send their pupils to school. This is where you can make a difference to the life of a child of a similar age to you. If you give £1 per month a pupil will be able to attend Rainey Primary School. The proposal is for each tutor group to sponsor a pupil attending Rainey Primary. The first Wednesday of each month, commencing 2 October 2019 will be “Sponsor Day” this is when you bring in £1 to your tutor. Let us all make a real difference and enable Ugandan children to attend school – Rainey Primary.

Prize Distribution 2019


On Thursday 19 September 2019 Rainey Endowed held its annual Prize Distribution. We were left speechless by the first hand account of past pupil, Clodagh Dunlop and her battle to escape Locked In Syndrome. Having had a brain stem stroke Clodagh was told she wouldn’t walk or talk again yet, last night, she addressed her old school which concluded in a standing ovation.


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Digital Leaders 2019-2020


Introducing this year’s Digital Leaders- In RES the Digital Leader’s team work together to help ensure our pupils are using technology kindly, respectfully, creatively and responsibly. Throughout the year, they will deliver presentations, host assemblies and plan and organise events and competitions.

Rainey ABP Finalists



The Rainey ABP Finalist pupils attended a media presentation day at Cool FM Academy yesterday, where they learnt about presentation skills and pitched their presentation to a group of media experts. This was a very beneficial experience that will help as they prepare for their final pitch. Many thanks to the Cool FM team and Angus Producer Group for their support.

Headmaster’s notes to parents – August 2019




Dear Parent / Guardian, Headmaster’s notes to parents August 2019 may be downloaded here.

The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding



The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding.  21% of all passes were at A* grade and 62% at A*/A grade.  100% of all pupils achieved 7 or more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.



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Rainey Endowed pupils have excelled at ‘A’ Level examinations in 2019

We are delighted with our excellent results at ‘A’ Level – 51% of all our entries were at A*/A grades; 82% of all our entries were at A*-B and 97% of all entries were at A*-C and highlights the superb pastoral care and learning and teaching at ‘The Rainey’. These are our best ever results and we are so proud of our pupils. 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 in aspiring for successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Read the rest of this entry »

AS Level Results

AS Level results at Rainey Endowed School were excellent.


Our pupils have built upon their prior success at GCSE in 2018 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. The demanding nature of our society for achievement and success is met squarely and directly by all those from Rainey Endowed School. We are particularly pleased with the depth of quality shown by our pupils. We look forward to these AS results being substantiated into full ‘A’ Levels next year, opening the prospects of our pupils for years to come.

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Paris Trip 2019



Day 1 – After our early start from school (1am) we arrived in France. A short coach trip from Beauvais airport later we were in central Paris and our first stop of our trip. The Arc de Triomphe. We weren’t just here to see this amazing monument, we were also to walk to the top to take in our first view over Paris. At the bottom again we saw the eternal flame and the grave of the unknown soldier.


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Knockloughrim Primary School join Rainey Rocketeers



This morning the Rainey Rocketry Club hosted some budding young Rocketeers. P1 and P2 Pupils from Knockloughrim Primary School joined us to build and launch some very special rockets. We were delighted how everyone worked so hard and asked such excellent questions. The future is certainly very bright if this bunch are anything to go by! Our sincere thanks to our visitors, Sentinus and Rainey Rocketeers for making it all happen!


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Transfer 2020

Entrance Assessments for Entry to Year 8 in September 2020 at Rainey Endowed School.



Rainey Endowed School will hold a Transfer Information Session on Tuesday 11 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 2020. 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 2020, attendance at this Information Session is very important.

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