Welcome to ICG
In September 2022 we officially became Integrated College Glengormley. As an integrated school we believe that the future of Northern Ireland lies in children from all backgrounds and cultures being educated together. By working and growing together we can build a brighter future for our country.
As part of our exciting transformation journey we have designed a new brand, crest and school uniform. In this video you can have a glimpe into our new identity as we move forward together. Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts as we show off how we continue to adapt our new identity. We’ve very excited to share our changes with you in the coming months!
Working Towards a School of Sanctuary
As an integrated school, ICG has signed up to become a supporting organisation to the City of Sanctuary and we are currently applying to become a School of Sanctuary.
The rationale behind Sanctuary is to demonstrate our commitment to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for refugees and people seeking asylum.
Our Journey to Integrated Status
In March 2020 the parents of Glengormley High School voted overwhelmingly for Transformation to Integrated Status – the first post-primary school here to undertake the process in over 10 years.
We embarked on this journey because we believe that the future of Northern Ireland lies in children from all backgrounds and cultures being educated together. By working and growing together we can build a brighter future for our country.
In March 2022 we were delighted to receive approval for our Transformation Plans by Education Minister Michelle McIlveen on Wednesday.
We were delighted to receive this approval and Principal Ricky Massey released the statement;
“The Glengormley High School Governors and staff are absolutely delighted with the Minister’s decision today. We have been on this journey since early 2019, engaging with pupils, parents, staff and the wider community.
The consultation evidenced a high demand for Integrated Education within our community and thankfully this will now be offered. Becoming integrated is not about taking anything away from our community, but adding something amazing to it.
I am indebted to the invaluable help of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE), the Integrated Education Fund (IEF) and the Education Authority (EA) working in conjunction with my staff to get us to this point. We are so excited about this new chapter in our history which will ensure that our school is intentionally invitational to the whole of our diverse local community.
The Road Ahead
- As a transforming school, we welcome young people from all faiths and none to learn together as one community.
- An integrated ethos of respect, tolerance and equality permeates all that we do and provides unique opportunities for the development of every child.
- Children learn to work together in a community of acceptance and diversity, where difference is celebrated.
- Together, we work to enable every child to face challenges, be confident, to be innovators, to be curious and pursue their dreams.
- We are working with our pupils and Parent Teacher Association planning for the evolution of our identity as we launch as Integrated College Glengormley officially in September 2023.