Cullybackey College is a vibrant College community with a positive, warm atmosphere which places great emphasis on the academic potential of every child who joins us. Within the College we seek to make the transition from primary to post-primary education as smooth and straightforward as possible for parent and child alike. We would offer strong reassurance to parents that your child will be educated to their own, individual academic potential in a caring environment which seeks to nurture the unique abilities of each child.
On entering the College’s reception area you will see our vision statement emblazoned across the wall: ‘Creating Opportunities for Success.’ Ultimately this is our primary objective – creating opportunities for your child to have success both within the College for five or seven years and, in the longer term, by being positive contributors to society.
I hope our new College website provides you with a real sense of our College identity and I would like to take this opportunity to offer all parents a sincere welcome to Cullybackey College.
Cullybackey College is a non-selective post-primary situated in the village of Cullybackey. Cullybackey is a large village located 4 miles north-west of Ballymena town. The village nestles in the valley of the River Maine and has a proud history of farming, corn milling, linen bleaching, fishing and iron working. The ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st President of the United States of America, overlooks the village and incorporates an interpretative centre, thatched cottage, displays of farm machinery and implements from the past. Today the village is a busy, thriving community.
Cullybackey College opened its doors to the community in 1968. During its 49 years it has witnessed significant changes to education in Northern Ireland but has always sought to ensure that its pupils, comprising children from the village itself, Ballymena town as well as the wider rural area, receive the best education possible and achieve their maximum potential.