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Welcome to our school website - feel free to browse the pages to find out more about the school. 

Easter Holidays

The school will be closed from Monday 3rd April - Friday 14th April inclusive for Easter. 

Applications for 2023 - 2024 school year 

Applications for all classes for the 2023 - 2024 school year are now closed. If you wish to enrol your child please contact the school for details. Late applications will be considered by the Board of Management. 

Admissions Notice for 2023 2024 school year

Application for Admission to Ballybay Central School Form 2023-2024

Admissions Policy Ballybay Central School January 2023

We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. Click on the photos tab to see pictures from the day. The day consisted of a fashion show where pupils modelled their World Book Day outfits, a fairy tale challenge, a scavenger hunt , a drawing session, buddy reading, DEAR time, a book swap and we finished off with a World Book Day Kahoot! Quiz.

The staff in their World Book Day outfits


Ballybay Cancer Society Donation 

Pupils presenting Charlie Mills with a cheque for €240 for Ballybay Cancer Society, proceeds of our festive walk to school in December


Our School:

Ballybay Central School officially opened in May 1987. This fine new school situated on a site on the Castleblayney Road was the result of the amalgamation of Urcher, Derryvalley and Hall Street national schools. The school, under Presbyterian management, serves the Protestant community of Ballybay and also the wider catchment area. We warmly welcomed children of all religious backgrounds and nationalities.  The school has three mainstream class teachers, a full time Special Educational Needs teacher and SNA. The school also employs a part time caretaker and secretary.

The children who attend Ballybay Central National School are taught the subjects as laid out in the New Curriculum - English, Irish, Maths, History, Geography, Science, (S.E.S.E.), Social, Personal & Health Education, Music, Drama, Arts & Crafts and Physical Education. All children take part in swimming, soccer and GAA activities through out the year. 

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