Types of schoolThe 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.
Belfast Education and Library Board
40 Academy Street
Telephone local: 028 9056 4000
International: +44(0)28 9056 4000
Western Education and Library Board
Campsie House1 Hospital Road
Telephone local: 028 8241 1411
International: +44(0)28 8241 1411
North Eastern Education and Library Board
182 Galgorm Road
Telephone local: 028 2565 3333
International: +44(0)28 2565 3333
South Eastern Education and Library Board
Telephone local: 028 9056 6200
International:+44(0)028 9056 6200
Southern Education and Library Board
3 Charlemont Place
Telephone local: 028 3751 2200
International: +44(0)28 3751 2200
Maintained SchoolsCouncil for Catholic Maintained Schools
160 High Street
Telephone local: 028 9042 6972
International:+44(0)28 9042 6972
Further Education Colleges
For more information relating to Colleges of Further Education you can visit Colleges Northern Ireland.