Castle High School, Belfast

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Coordinates: 54°37′44″N 5°55′52″W / 54.629°N 5.931°W / 54.629; -5.931 For schools of the same name, see Castle High School (disambiguation)

Castle High School was a state-controlled co-educational secondary school for pupils aged 11 to 16 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was located in Fortwilliam Park, and was within the Belfast Education and Library Board area.

History[edit]

The school was opened on 1 September 1985, when Dunlambert Boys’ Secondary School amalgamated with Graymount Girls’ Secondary School and Mountcollyer Secondary School.[citation needed] The new school was established on the Fortwilliam Park site of the former Dunlambert School, which was founded in 1958, and, at its peak, accommodated 1,000 pupils.[citation needed] Castle High School was the beneficiary of a remarkably historic site: within the school’s 8-acre (32,000 m2) grounds are the Celtic and Anglo-Norman remains of an original Dun, or fort, flanked by a prehistoric souterrain.[citation needed]

50th anniversary[edit]

On 23 June 2008, Castle High School held a celebration to mark 50 years of education at its current site at Fortwilliam Park in north Belfast. The event was hosted by the BBC journalist and broadcaster Dr William Crawley, a former pupil of Dunlambert School, with musical performances from the Belfast School of Music's Concert Band.[citation needed]

Closure[edit]

Castle High School closed on 31 August 2009.[citation needed] From 1 September 2009 the building was used by the Belfast School of Music.[citation needed]

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