St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena

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St Louis Grammar School is a school in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

St. Louis Grammar School
Motto Ut sint Unim" ('That we all may be one')
Established 1924
Type Grammar foundation school
Religion Catholic
Headteacher Sean Rafferty
Location Ballymena
Northern Ireland
Students 1030
Gender Unisex
Ages 11–19
Houses Laragh, Layde, Lisbreen, Lismoyle, Lurig & Lyndon
Website SLGS


The school was established in 1924, as the convent of nuns from the St. Louis Order opened their doors to local girls. In 1970 the first boys were admitted and it became co-educational.


Besides the GCSE core subjects of English/English Literature, Mathematics, Religious Education and Science the following optional GCSE subjects are offered to pupils in Key Stage 4: Further Mathematics, Art & Design, Business Studies, Construction, Design & Technology, Drama, French, Geography, History, Home Economics, Information & Communication Technology, Irish, Music, Physical Education and Spanish.

Post 16 pupils are offered a choice of 3 or 4 A-Levels.

In 2015 St Louis Grammar School was ranked Third among Grammar Schools in Northern Ireland in terms of its A-level performance. A total of 92.7% of its students entered for A-Levels achieved a grade of A* - C.[1]

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