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Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School

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Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School
Scoil Ghramadaí Aquinas
Aquinas Grammar School Logo.jpg
Motto Veritas Liberabit
Established 1892
Closed July - August
Type Grammar School
Religion Roman Catholic
Principal Mr Barry Kelly
Chaplin Father Colin Grant
Vice Principals Dr. Marie Dowling, Mr Paul Evans
Location 518 Ravenhill Road
Northern Ireland
Local authority Belfast Education and Library Board
Staff ~100
Students 818
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
School Years Year 8 - Year 14
Chairman The Most Rev Donal McKeown
Website Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School

Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School (Irish: Scoil Ghramadaí Aquinas) is a co-educational Catholic grammar school situated on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It teaches a range of subjects. Its main education board of choice is CCEA, but the school also uses AQA and Edexcel for certain subjects.


Aquinas was established by the Diocese of Down and Connor as a co-educational voluntary Grammar School. It admitted the first 110 pupils in September 1993.

Motto and crest[edit]

The school's motto is Veritas Liberabit which is Latin for "The truth will set you free". The school crest is a circle half-surrounded by a 'mane' (representing the Evangelist Mark), and inside the circle in one half there is half of an ox (symbolising St Thomas Aquinas) and the symbol of the lamb and the keys.


The school offers a range of subjects including; Art & Design, Home Economics, English, Drama, Spanish, French, Irish, Geography, History, Mathematics, Science, Technology & Design, Music,Religion, Careers, ICT, Moving Image Arts and P.E. At AS-A2 level, students can also choose to take Sociology, Psychology (AS only) and Government & Politics.


Facilities include three computer suites, spinning bikes, two 3G pitches, outdoor gym and basketball courts, an assembly hall and a sports hall, as well as a chaplaincy.

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Coordinates: 54°34′38.32″N 6°05′16.66″W / 54.5773111°N 6.0879611°W / 54.5773111; -6.0879611