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Castlederg High School first opened on 2nd September 1958 with 289 pupils and 12 teachers.  Our staff, all of whom play an important role in the life of our school, has increased significantly since then.  The fabric of the school building, and departments within it, have been subject to numerous improvements, additions and refurbishments in recent years.



This updating of the school estate has been undertaken in order to ensure that our pupils have access to a modern, attractive school which provides the best possible environment for learning and teaching.

The strong position that Castlederg High School currently enjoys, having yielded consistently good examination results, well above the Northern Ireland average, year on year, is testament to the legacy of a vision for school improvement that has been embedded over a very considerable period of time.

As a result, our staff are highly driven to engage in the process of self-evaluation in which new priorities for development are identified and realized.   Consequently, we are responding to the needs of our pupils, the demands and opportunities of an ever changing education system and indeed, 21st Century society in general, in order to provide the best possible school experience for our pupils.


Within the school building our main facilities include:

  • general classrooms within the various subject departments all equipped with interactive white boards and internet access.

  • a highly equipped Music Studio with recording studio

  • a modern Design Technologies Suite comprised of two planning classrooms with computer access and adjoining workshops

  • 3 classrooms equipped with a full suite of computers

  • 3 Science Laboratories

  • Newly refurbished Home Economics Room

  • a Sports Hall and male and female PE changing rooms

  • Sixth Form Supervised Study Room and Sixth Form Recreation Room

  • Assembly Hall

  • Conference Room

  • Library

  • Counselling Room

  • Newly refurbished ‘Derg Diner’ canteen.


Outside the school building our Physical Education facilities include:

  • An astro-turf pitch

  • 3G soccer pitch

  • Changing Pavilion

  • Tennis Court

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