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Rowandale IntegratedPrimary School, Moira

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Our children learn together, growing side by side, embracing their individual social culture, faith and ability.


We are a fully integrated school, and are recognised and funded by the Department of Education as such. We are committed to religious balance across our pupil population, staffing and our Board of Governors.


Come see what we have to offer!


If you were not able to make it to one of our Open Days, call us on 02892 613946 to arrange a personal visit.


Admissions for 2019/20 - new online admissions


The way in which parents apply for Year 1 places is changing. Online applications are being introduced for admission to Year 1 in the 2019/2020 school year.


The primary application procedure opens on Wednesday 2 January 2019 and closes at 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.


You can complete your application online during the above timeframe - it is quick, easy and there will be user guides and a helpline on the EA website should you need help (these documents are located below for your convenience)


  • It is very important that you submit a punctual application as any applications received after 12.00 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019 will be treated as ‘late’;

  • Having completed an application, you will need to provide your child's birth certificate, as well as any other supporting documentation required within the published admissions criteria. Documentation should be submitted to our school office by 12.00 noon on Friday 8 February 2019.


    Further information and EA guidance is available here:


Important Dates for Year 1 Admissions (2019/2020 school year)


Tuesday 2nd January 2019: Online admission procedure opens

Thursday 31st January 2019 @ midnight: online admissions close

Friday 8th February 2019: birth certificate/supporting documentation must be submitted to the school office


If you were unable to attend any of our Open Days, please contact the school office to make an appointment to meet the Principal and have a tour of the school.


If you are interested in your child attending Rowandale in the future, please feel free to download, complete and send in the Expression of Interest form so we can include you on our mailing list or simply contact the school on 028 92 613946. We can then include you in future event mail-outs such as our monthly crafts club, and send you our Prospectus when your child is old enough to enrol for primary school.






The Minister for Education approved our Development Proposal, which means that we have 57 Year 1 places!


We started our journey at Rowandale 10 years ago when we wanted to create an environment where children could learn together and reach their full potential. The school has grown from strength to strength and we are delighted that the Minster for Education, Mr John O'Dowd, has approved our development proposal to increase our intake in Year 1 to 57 children.


Rowandale is the only integrated school in this area and this decision will ensure that all families who wish to choose integrated education will be able to do so.


Our success has shown that integrated education is very important for families in this area and I am delighted that we will no longer have to turn any families away.


Education is a shared experience. It involves children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community. At Rowandale Integrated Primary School we work together to create a secure and happy environment for our children:

  • where their innate love of learning is nourished,

  • where their creativity, originality and expressiveness are nurtured,

  • where they learn, play and become friends with children from different cultural and religious backgrounds and

  • where they ‘love to learn and learn to love’


What is Integrated Education?


Integrated education brings children from different traditions together to learn and grow in one school. At Rowandale we endeavour to achieve a 40-40-20 balance (40% Catholic, 40% Protestant and 20% Other). We aim for this balance not only among pupils but also teaching staff, non-teaching staff and Governors. Only integrated schools guarantee this commitment to an overall balance amongst all traditions and backgrounds. We believe the long lasting relationships between children, staff and parents helps promote mutual understanding and respect within the wider community. At Rowandale we are proud to be a fully integrated school and this ethos permeates through everything we do.





Digital Admissions Video for parents

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If your child is starting primary school in September 2019, you can apply for their place online from Wednesday 2nd January 2019. The closing date and time will be 12 midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019. Further information is available on the EA website under the Admissions section at -