Shimna Integrated College

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Shimna Integrated College
Motto Learning from each other
Established 1994
Type Integrated secondary school
Religion Mixed
Location The Lawnfield
King Street

County Down
BT33 0HD
Northern Ireland
54°11′56″N 5°53′26″W / 54.198798°N 5.890528°W / 54.198798; -5.890528Coordinates: 54°11′56″N 5°53′26″W / 54.198798°N 5.890528°W / 54.198798; -5.890528
Local authority SEELB
Students 6631
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18

Shimna Integrated College is an integrated secondary school based in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland. The all-ability school was founded in 1994 with the hope of integrating young people from both sides of Northern Ireland's religious divide and giving all of its students 'self-esteem'.[1]


In March 2011, Shimna became the first school

in Northern Ireland to organize a gay-straight alliance.[2]


  1. ^ "NICIE". Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shimna Integrated College forms gay-straight alliance". BBC News. 25 March 2011.