Slemish College

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Slemish College
Established 1996
Type Integrated secondary school
Principal PH McHugh
Location Larne Road
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland
Coordinates: 54°51′20″N 6°15′35″W / 54.855643°N 6.25965°W / 54.855643; -6.25965
Local authority NEELB
Students 748
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Houses Gall, Comgall, Ultan & Lorcán
Colours 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. 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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