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ARDNASHEE - Virtual Transition Fair

Thinking about life after secondary school can be daunting. Learning about options and discovering strengths can make the transition smoother and much less worrying for our young people.

The Virtual Transition Fair

is for Ardnashee graduates and their families. Join us each day this week (on our Facebook Page) for interesting and informative videos designed to help families who are asking themselves “What’s next?”

Meet the providers

from recognized educational programs, government services
and community agencies including:

  • Lilliput Theatre Company
  • Tuned In
  • Sow and Grow
  • Rossille Group
  • Praxis Care
  • Mencap Employment
  • Derry Youth and Community Workshop
  • Craft Derry
  • Berries Cafe
  • Aspace2
  • Careers Services
  • Stage Beyond
  • The Hub
  • The Pulse Centre

Learn from the Experts

through a series of informative presentations from local agencies providing educational and vocational guidance to individuals with special needs.

Don’t Take Our Word for it

let’s hear from some past pupils: click


Dear Parents / Guardians,

Ardnashee School and College is a controlled school for children and young people aged between 3 and 19 years, living in Derry and  the surrounding district.  The school provides a 16 year continuity of education and pastoral care for pupils with learning difficulties and associated disabilities.  There are places for up to 270 pupils.  High staffing ratios and excellent teaching facilities mean staff can promote a high standard of learning.

Our school web site allows us to share the work we are involved in as a school community and to show the positive and varied contributions our pupils are making, not only to Ardnashee School and College, but to their families, communities and their city......

Post 16 Transition Advice


Covid 19 Update


School Counsellor

A message from our school counsellor

This service is available to all pupils from P7 onwards

Please click on the link below

Transition Advice Contact Details

Contact: Roisin Kielty (Education Transitions Co-ordinator) 028 82411510   Contact: Janet Stewart (Adult Learning Disability SW) 028 71864362    Contact: Jane Hewitt (Transition Officer Adult Learning Disability Team) 028 71864362     In addition information can be found at

Information from Parenting NI

Doc 1 (Parent Workshops) -

Doc 2 (Practitioner Training) -

Doc 3 (Supporting Parents of Teenagers) -

Christmas Slideshow 2019


Ardnashee School & College Uniform


Year 8 Transition Video


Year 8 Transition

Year 8 Transition Information. Please click on link below

Year 8 Transition


ASC Nursery Graduation

Lockdown Song


Lockdown Song

'Ardnashee Lockdown Song'

Now you've had a listen. We'd love to hear you singing our Lockdown Song

Why don't you get a parent or guardian to record you singing 'LOCKDOWN'

And send it to 


Ardnashee Challenge be Creative

Ciaran's Artwork
Ciaran's Artwork
Ella's Rainbow
Ella's Rainbow
Andrew being creative
Andrew being creative
Niamh's art work
Niamh's art work
Beth's Chick !
Beth's Chick !


Send us your amazing photos and videos 

Check out all the wonderful work that has been sent in so far.

You can send your work to either of the following emails: or

So get your thinking caps on and get your work submitted

Good luck and stay well


Staff Shout Out !!!


More Shout Outs!


Upcoming Events...

No Events

Max Fashion


Free School Meals Application Form

Click on the link from EA (below) to apply for free school meals.

Home Learning PowerPoints and Videos for KS3

Home Learning example PowerPoints and Videos for KS3 can be found in Home Learning (password: racecourse) * folder S. McCaul

Grace gets involved in a street fitness class

A video of Grace exercising with her mum and younger brother, in her front garden during a street fitness class. This video has since went viral with over 7,000 people viewing it on twitter.



Ardnashee Bag Company presents - The Buddy Bag


Making the Headlines


Ryan is dancing through the isolation. Click on the link below for the full article.


Message from the Orthoptic (Eye) Dept, Altnagelvin

If your child was to have their glasses or vision assessed at school in April, this did not take place due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Once we are back to normal the assessment will take place. Until then, if you have any concerns regarding your child’s glasses or vision, please contact me on 028 7161 1424 where you can leave a message and I will get back to you.

Stay safe and hope to see you again soon.


Ardnashee Easter Rap


Eggs for our NHS Heroes

Ardnashee donates easter eggs to nhs workers
Ardnashee donates easter eggs to nhs workers

Young Enterprise NI


Ardnashee Prospectus

When a Child is Born