The security of all those who use the school premises and their property, along with that of the premises themselves, is prioritised by the Board of Governors.
Stringent efforts are made to ensure that proper security measures are in place and observed while still recognising the need for appropriate access to all users, including visitors. As, and when required, additional measures are recommended to the Senior Leadership Team and thereafter to the Board of Governors.
A security policy has been established by the Board of Governors and copies are available to parents on request.
Remote control barriers are in place on main driveways. A close circuit television system is in operation. There is also camera surveillance of traffic entering the grounds. All visitors are directed to the main school entrance and reception area, where access is monitored and a record of visitors kept. Visitors’ badges are issued at the office for visitors accessing any part of the buildings other than the main reception area, Careers Suite and the Principal’s office.
An intruder alarm system has been installed in the most vulnerable areas of the school buildings.
In line with Department of Education requirements and in keeping with Child Protection Regulations all members of staff, governors and volunteers are subject to Access NI clearance.