Campbell College

Campbell College
Campbell College
School Type:
Campbell College, Belmont, Belfast BT4 2ND
Northern Ireland
028 9076 3076
906, Upper sixth 116
£814 (EU Day), £4192 (EU Boarding), Σ5916 (non-EU Boarding)
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Founded in 1894, the whole school and its junior school is on a secure wooded estate of some 100 acres, in the eastern suburbs of the city. Teaching facilities blend the traditional and modern, ensuring a pleasant and well-equipped environment that lends itself to study. There are 2 sports halls, a fitness suite, swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts and extensive playing pitches, including two synthetic hockey pitches and a 300-metre running track. Recent improvements have added further rooms to the boarding accommodation (which also accommodates sixth-form girls from Strathearn School). The school prides itself on providing a ‘total curriculum’, so that the academic runs alongside the fostering of other skills and passions – be they in sport, music, drama or the CCF. Examination results are good. It is strong in music and drama and outstanding in sport and games (with many national and provincial representatives). There is a flourishing and large CCF with a pipe band. Community action is extensive and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award enjoys good participation levels.

School Head:
Headmaster: Robert M Robinson, in post from 2012. Educated at Methodist College and at Queen’s University Belfast (chemistry). Previously Principal of the Rainey Endowed School and Head of Year and i/c staff development at Regent House School. Teaching staff: 72 full time, 2 part time.
GCSE: 157 pupils in Year 12, 89% gaining at least grade C in 5 subjects (82% including English and maths). A-levels: 116 pupils in Year 14, 62% passing in 3+ subjects, 36% in 2 subjects.
Almost all sixth-form leavers go on to a degree course, studying a range of subjects, the most popular being art & design, biological/biomedical sciences, business, computer science, engineering, media.
Art, drama and music all offered as part of the curriculum and as extra-curricular activities. Musical groups include choir, chamber choir, orchestra and jazz band.
Some 16 sports available, including athletics, basketball, cricket, golf, sailing, shooting, show jumping. Pupils regularly play representative sport at provincial and international level. Pioneers (involves eg map work, adventure training); CCF (optional); bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Other clubs and activities include charities committee, debating, hill-walking, languages club, mountaineering, orienteering, pipe band, scripture union, technology club, Young Enterprise.
Senior pupils (age 14-18) have own study-bedroom with filtered internet access; younger pupils share with 1-4 others. Separate sixth-form house with ensuite study bedrooms, also accommodates girls at Strathearn School (separated by locked and alarmed doors).
Old Campbellian Society, is run by Walter Murphy, Society Manager, at the College, tel 028 9076 3613, email, ,
Michael Gibson (rugby); Iain Johnstone (BBC interviewer and producer); Mark Lambert (actor ); Air Marshal A H W Ball; Air Vice Marshal F D Hughes; Air Vice Marshal C J Thomson; Noel Thompson (BBC journalist).
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