Slemish College

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Slemish College
Larne Road

Coordinates54°51′20″N 6°15′35″W / 54.855643°N 6.25965°W / 54.855643; -6.25965Coordinates: 54°51′20″N 6°15′35″W / 54.855643°N 6.25965°W / 54.855643; -6.25965
TypeIntegrated secondary school
Local authorityNEELB
SpecialistHumanities College
PrincipalMr Michael Bennett
Age11 to 18
HousesGall, Comgall, Ultan & Lorcán
Colour(s)Blue and yellow          

Slemish College is a co-educational integrated secondary school in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Slemish first opened its doors in September 1996 with 84 pupils. The school has an annual intake of 120. It is one of the most oversubscribed schools in Northern Ireland.[1] In June 2008 the college was given specialist school status in the area of the Humanities (Geography and English).[2] It is the first specialist school in the Ballymena area and one of only three schools in the province to specialise in humanities.

The college is named after Slemish Mountain near Ballymena in mid-Antrim, which tradition suggests was home to Saint Patrick during his youth.

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  1. ^ "Minutes of Evidence: Review of Post Primary Education in Northern Ireland". Northern Ireland Assembly. 2001-05-22. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
  2. ^ "College News – Specialist Humanities Academy". Slemish College website. 2008-06-04. Archived from the original on March 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. External link in |publisher= (help)

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