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Types of school

The education system in Northern Ireland consists of different types of schools under the control of management committees who are also the employers of teachers.
  • Controlled (nursery, primary, special, secondary and grammar schools) are under the management of the schools Board of Governors and the Employing Authorites are the five Education and Library Boards (scroll down for addresses).
  • Maintained (nursery, primary, special and secondary) are under the management of the Board of Governors and the Employing Authority is the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) (scroll down for address).
  • Other Maintained (primary, special and secondary)
  • Voluntary (grammar), Integrated (primary and secondary) and Institutions of Further and Higher Education – each school is under the management of a Board of Governors.

Controlled Schools

Chief Executive
Belfast Education and Library Board
40 Academy Street
BELFAST
BT1 2NQ

Telephone local: 028 9056 4000
International: +44(0)28 9056 4000
www.belb.org.uk

Chief Executive
Western Education and Library Board
Campsie House1 Hospital Road
OMAGH
Co Tyrone
BT79 0AW

Telephone local: 028 8241 1411
International: +44(0)28 8241 1411

www.welbni.org

Chief Executive
North Eastern Education and Library Board
County Hall
182 Galgorm Road
BALLYMENA
Co Antrim
BT42 1HN

Telephone local:  028 2565 3333
International: +44(0)28 2565 3333

www.neelb.org.uk

Chief Executive
South Eastern Education and Library Board
Grahamsbridge Road
Dundonald
BELFAST
BT16 0HS

Telephone local:  028 9056 6200
International:+44(0)028 9056 6200

www.seelb.org.uk

Chief Executive
Southern Education and Library Board
3 Charlemont Place
ARMAGH
BT61 9AX

Telephone local:  028 3751 2200
International: +44(0)28 3751 2200

www.selb.org

Maintained Schools

Council for Catholic Maintained Schools
160 High Street
HOLYWOOD
Co Down
BT18 9HT

Telephone local:  028 9042 6972
International:+44(0)28 9042 6972

CCMS Website

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Further Education Colleges

For more information relating to Colleges of Further Education you can visit Colleges Northern Ireland.