Ballymena Academy provides a very wide range of physical, recreational, cultural, social, business and environmental activities.

Thanks to the involvement of teaching staff, enthusiastic parents, qualified coaches, music tutors – a ‘life-enhancing’ tradition of co-curricular activity continues to flourish. It is a tradition which parents particularly value and pupils so much enjoy.

The Music Department has a reputation for sustained excellence, as well as pupil participation rates the envy of every school in the country. Over 350 pupils perform in the annual Spring Concerts and Carol Services performing in a range choirs and ensembles, including a full Senior Orchestra and Senior Windband. The school also provides weekly instrumental tuition for over 200 pupils.

The Senior and Junior Drama Societies produce annual performances of high quality stage productions ranging from Shakespearean tragedies to modern musicals. Recent shows have included Hobson’s Choice, West Side Story and Les Miserables

  • Art Department Trip
  • Author Visits
  • Business Scheme
  • Chess
  • Choirs: Senior, Junior, Chamber
  • Christian Union
  • Club Rigolo (French Club)
  • Computer Club
  • Creativity Club
  • Drama Societies
  • Educational Visits
  • Geography Field Trips
  • Junior and Senior School Players
  • Junior School Council
  • Junior / Senior Debating Society
  • Junior / Senior Strings
  • Junior / Senior Windband
  • Maths Club
  • Middle School Council
  • Percussion Groups
  • Physics Paperclip Challenge
  • Programming Club
  • Public Speaking, Debating
  • Salters’ Chemistry
  • School Website, School Newspaper,
  • Film Making, Digital Photography
  • Science Club
  • Sentinus Engineering Scheme
  • Sixth Form Committee
  • Wind Bands, Orchestras,
  • Rock Bands, Traditional Scottish and Irish Instrumentalists
  • Young Environmentalists’ Society

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