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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Maghera Cricket Club Donation to RES Abaana


Rainey Endowed School wishes to thank Maghera Cricket Club and its representatives in presenting a cheque for £800 to Mr McCullough for RES Abaana project to Uganda 2019.


Pictured with Mr McCullough are Mark Semple (Chairman) Roger Talbot (Secretary), Graham Love and Graeme Stevenson (Representatives MCC).

Year 8 Micro Generators



Year 8 today built micro generators to power model electric vehicles. This was a special STEM event hosted by our friends at Sentinus. Well done year 8 – you are all really bright sparks! 😉


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RESults Summer School 2019


RESults Summer School is back!

It will take place this year from Monday 29th July to Friday 2 August 2019 in the RES Sports Complex.

The RESults Summer School aims to provide children with a fun and stimulating learning experience. Numeracy and Literacy tuition will be interspersed with coaching in a variety of sports such as hockey, rugby, football, tennis and rounders.


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Junior Rugby Dinner 2019



Junior Rugby Dinner 2019 On Wednesday 4th April Rainey ES celebrated the 2018/19 Rugby season with their annual dinner at Bob and Bert’s Magherafelt. The U12 squad was congratulated for winning the Arnold Shield and the Medallion for reaching the final of the Danske Bank Medallion Plate. All players and coaches enjoyed good food and fun. The individual prize winners were announced for each age group.


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KS3 Summer Exam Timetables




KS3 Pupils click below for 2019 Summer Exam Timetables


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Rainey Endowed School Bilingual Kindergarten

The Headmaster, Mr Mark McCullough and Board of Governors are delighted to update you with the opening of our Rainey Endowed School Bilingual Kindergarten, Hangzhou in China.


We are delighted to be working with Mr David Xu, Chief Executive and Mrs Cynthia Ding from at Britain-China United.


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Rainey Rocketeers reclaim title


Now in its fifth year Rainey Rocketry club is bigger and better than ever. From the first National Final in 2014 the club has experienced phenomenal success launching almost 30 rockets in that time. In 2019 the club recruited new members from across all year groups. More than 40 rocketeers were in attendance on Wednesday afternoons in the Spring term. From that two teams went on to represent the school at the Regional Heat at Langford Lodge in April 2019 in the UKRoC Youth Rocketry Challenge. 

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Farewell Heather


Today after 28 years we said cheerio to  Mrs Heather Stinson. Heather has had a very long association with Rainey, as a pupil in both the Prep department and the main school, as well as 28 years in the Canteen. She has ensured the school population has been well nourished during her long tenure and she will be greatly missed. We wish you all the best for the future Heather in all that you do.



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Peace On Demand Weekend



Over the weekend, Year 10 pupils enjoyed a weekend away to Corrymeela in Ballycastle with pupils from St Colm’s High School, Draperstown. They spent time learning about the technical aspects of creating a podcast as well as considering how to create interesting content and working with peers from new communities. A fantastic time was had by all involved and their final podcasts are super.


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First Rockets of 2019 launched




Congratulations to all Rainey Rocketeers who successfully launched their first model rockets today. Each rocket soared to over 200ft in under 2 seconds.
Successful rocketeers now look forward to the UKAYRoC NI Regional Youth Rocketry Challenge on 8th April.

Well done again everyone. #raineyrocketeering


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Celebrating XC success



Congratulations to the 2018/19 Mini Girls NEBSSA Cross-country Champions, who recently competed in the USSAA District C Cross-country Championships and achieved third place and Bronze medals.

Well done to the girls as this qualified them to race in the Ulster Championships in the City of Belfast Playing Fields in Mallusk on Tuesday 13th February 2019.


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Junior Quiz League 2018-2019



On Wednesday afternoons in the Study Centre, during the winter term, The Junior Quiz League took place. Teams of four, made up from pupils in Years 8-10, took part. Each week there were different themed rounds including a picture round. This year the quiz league proved to be very popular with 22 teams being entered! It was a great success with prizes won each week.


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Mid Ulster Sports Hall Athletics



Congratulations to the Rainey Sports Hall Athletics team who won a large amount of medals at a recent competition at Meadowbank.
The event included many of the local post primary schools.
Well done to everyone who took part.

Click below for medal winners


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Rainey Endowed ‘Schools’ Olympics’



On Thursday 24th January, six A-Level Sports Science pupils ran the first Rainey Endowed ‘Schools’ Olympics’, during which their ability to organise and manage an active leisure event was assessed as part of their A2 Coursework. They hosted a Sports Hall Athletics event which included fun and competitive activities for P5 pupils from six local primary schools; Moneymore, Cookstown, Spires Integrated, St. Patrick’s, Knockloughrim and Coagh.


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CITB NI award top GCSE Construction Success



CITB NI recognised those who got top accolades in GCSE Construction and the Built Environment in 2018 at the Annual Chartered Institute of Building Awards held at Nutts Corner Training Centre.


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