Our Aims

The school aims to provide a caring environment in which pupils can realise their full potential and pursue excellence in all their activities.

Moral and Spiritual

  • To encourage the growth of moral and spiritual awareness so that our pupils may become responsible and tolerant citizens.


  • To develop in our pupils such personal qualities as confidence, respect and independence.


  • To help all pupils to live a fuller and more abundant life through forming relationships and participating
    in co-curricular activities.
  • To enhance the links between the school and the home; and, the school and the community.


  • To ensure that each pupil follows a broad and balanced curriculum which will be responsive to the needs of the individual.
  • To provide for each pupil experiences which are enjoyable and challenging using methods and materials appropriate to the subject and level of study.
  • To achieve high levels of success in public examinations.


  • To develop in our pupils the academic and social skills, concepts and attitudes which will enable them to cope with the demands of life now and in the future.


  • To foster within each pupil a sense of pride in Ballymena Academy.
  • To develop an aesthetic appreciation – and an interest in and enthusiasm for creative and artistic endeavour.