Dear Parents

I am delighted to have been appointed as the first Principal of Abbey Community College, it is a real privilege. My vision is that all our students will have a seven year learning opportunity with a wide variety of academic, vocational and extra-curricular experiences available to them.

The College motto ‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed’ will be central to everything that we do. By adopting a child centred approach and an ethos of respect for self and others, all students will have the opportunity to be challenged and supported to achieve their full potential. From Year 8 all students will have a personalised learning journey which will ensure they are well prepared for Higher Education, Further Education or employment in this ever changing world.

Maria Quinn





As ‘a school at the heart of the community with the community at the heart of the school’ Abbey Community College works in partnerships with parents, local business and community based groups to build opportunities for community education, sports participation and family support. Current partners include:

  • Business in the Community
  • Monkstown Boxing Club
  • Monkstown Village Centre
  • Barnardos
  • Start 360
  • Henderson Group
  • Green Power (NI)
  • Chain Reaction
  • Young Enterprise

As an active member of Newtownabbey Learning Community, collaboration with other local schools and Northern Regional College will enhance the curriculum by providing students with access to a wide range of academic and vocational courses at GCSE and Post 16.

Bridge Youth Club will operate for local children and young people of all ages in the evenings over the course of the week.