Winter Exam Timetable

The timetables for the Winter exams have been finalised. Please click on the appropriate link below for access to the timetable.


Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Year 14

Open Night 2020

Rainey Endowed were delighted to welcome over 800 people across the two open evenings. Thank you to all primary pupils and parents who came to visit the school and especially to all Rainey pupils for helping to make both nights run so successfully.


Full gallery of photos from the night available here



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English Literature Workshops

The English Department was pleased to welcome lecturers from University of Ulster, Coleraine to deliver workshops in December to our English Literature students on their AS exam modules. The sessions, which proved engaging and useful, were enjoyed by both students and teachers.


Our thanks to Professor Jan Jedrzejewski for generously offering the workshop facility and also to Dr James Ward and Dr Frank Ferguson for visiting. The English Department looks forward to building on this link in the future.

Tayto Visit 2020

On 7th & 9th of January the two Year 11 Business Studies classes travelled to Tandragee to visit the Tayto factory as an educational visit based upon the subject area of production. The aim of the visit was to investigate manufacturing methods used by companies such as Tayto.  This helps the students to consolidate the information that has been taught in class.

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Interested in learning an instrument in 2020?


There are many advantages to learning an instrument.

– Helps strengthen your memory and reading skills
– Reduces stress
– Develops multi-processing skills
– Develops communication skills
– Makes you happy!


However, it does take some time and patience. If you would like to learn an instrument in school, please see Mrs Glenn or Mrs Thorogood for more information.

Orienteering Introduced at the Rainey



Rainey Endowed are pleased to introduce a new sport to Year 9 and Year 10 PE curriculum. In the photographs below, some pupils are negotiating their way round Rainey’s new orienteering course.


The course was designed and developed by Year 10 pupil Rebecca Linton and her Dad, Steven. Rebecca and Steven are both members of the North West Orienteering Club and used their expertise to construct the course and produce a map.


Many thanks to them both.


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Big School Cook Off County Winners




Congratulations to Johnny and Gareth (Year 10) who are county winners in the Mount Charles Big School Cook Off.


They will compete against the other finalist groups in the grand final of the competition in March 2020. Well done boys!

Carol Concert 2019

Rainey Endowed held the annual Carol Concert in the Sports Hall. We’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Read the rest of this entry »

Lego League 2019



W5 welcomed 140 pupils from schools across Northern Ireland to the twelfth annual Northern Ireland FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge on Wednesday 4 December.


The FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.


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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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