Castledawson Primary School nurtures all individuals in their life-long journey to achieve their full and unique potential by:

  • Developing a meaningful and loving relationship with God in a secure and happy environment
  • Celebrating our self-worth and understanding our individual talents and achievements
  • Recognising, understanding and expressing our own feelings
  • Understanding and empathising with others
  • Embracing diversity and having respect for all
  • Taking ownership of their role as citizens in the local and global community
  • Developing a spirit of charity, honesty and concern for others


We believe that each child will be inspired and experience success through:

  • An ethos that actively promotes Christian values - honesty, respect, kindness, compassion, perseverance, teamwork, responsibility, self-discipline
  • An environment where these values are embedded in the life of the school community
  • An enriched, inclusive learning environment
  • Stimulating, enjoyable learning experiences and dynamic teaching which meets the needs of every individual
  • An extensive range of extra-curricular and after school activities
  • A broad and balanced skills based curriculum promoting independent thinking, development of the whole person, creativity and a positive approach to learning
  • Positive relationships at all levels within the school - effective partnerships with parents and our local community


We demonstrate our commitment to working as a learning community by:

  • Looking forward, being innovative and embracing new initiatives, striving towards success for all


Location and Premises

Castledawson Primary School is situated just off the Main Street in village of Castledawson, close to Magherafelt. Most of the children attending the school are from the local village and as a school we want to serve our community. Our school is made up of 5 spacious classrooms, a sports hall which also serves as a dining hall and a canteen. There are two playgrounds with extensive playground equipment and markings and unlimited use of the adjoining Boyne Row pitch.