Our Lady's Grammar School
|Our Lady's Grammar School, Newry|
Scoil Ghramadaí Mhuire, An tIúr
Chequer Hill, Newry BT35 6DY
|Motto||Ora et Labora|
("Pray and Work")
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Local authority||Education Authority (Southern)|
|Principal||Mrs Fiona McAlinden B.Sc. (Hons), PGCE, M.Ed., PQH (NI)|
|Age||11 to 18|
Our Lady's was founded by the Sisters of Mercy. It first opened its doors on November 21, 1887, with only nine pupils. Initially lessons took place in a room in the Mercy Convent, but by 1894 the school was located in a four-storey house in Canal Street, Newry. The numbers of boarders and day-pupils gradually increased and the school expanded over a large site between Canal Street and Catherine Street. By the early 1980s there were 660 pupils and a new school building was in urgent need. The new building was opened at Chequer Hill in 1992. The school currently has an enrolment of about 850.
Our Lady's Grammar School has a long tradition of high performance in academics. In 2018 96.8% of its entrants received five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including the core subjects English and Maths.
80.9% of its students who sat the A-level exams in 2017/18 were awarded three A*-C grades.
- Carmel Hanna(b. 1946), - politician
- "Newry School Has A Tradition Of Excellence". Retrieved 1 October 2017.
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- "Belfast Telegraph GCSE 2018". Retrieved 23 September 2018.
- "Belfast Telegraph A-Level: Northern Ireland School League Tables 2019". Retrieved 21 March 2019.