Glenwood Primary School

Caring for Children

About our School

Glenwood primary school was established in 1981 through the amalgamation of Glenwood Infants and Junior schools, both of which being existed on the same site. The latter dating from the 1920’s and a listed building, the former being of 1960’s construction. Plans are currently being drawn for a £8m refurbishment programme.

Located in Upper Riga Street with an entrance on the Shankill Road, the school serves children from a wide area centred on the upper Shankill district.

The school has adequate accommodation for 20 classes, a learning support unit, TV room, library, ICT suite and 2 assembly halls. A school meals kitchen is located within the grounds of the school. Plans to refurbish part of the school and to rebuild the remainder are at an advance stage. 

In Glenwood we strive to establish and maintain a quality relationship with the parents of all our pupils. We believe that this has a positive influence on our activities. Parents are invited to join their child's online class page via the apps Class Dojo or Seesaw where they will be able to see the learning taking place in the classroom. Parent/teacher interviews take place twice a year to discuss the attainment and progress of children. Reports are issued to parents at the end of June.

The school provides a broadly based, rich and varied curriculum and teachers seek to use both traditional and modern teaching methods to provide an appropriate, relevant and quality educational experience for the children in our care. In addition, a range of extra curricular activities is provided: Drama Club, Football, Art Club, Dance Club, Girls' Sports Club, Spanish Club, Dodgeball, Scripture Union and Recorder Club. The school choir performs in the community and beyond and plays a central part in the production of a concert or pantomime every other year.

The school is keen to support activities organised by local groups, charities and other bodies. In recent years the school has worked with the Ulster Orchestra and BBC Northern Ireland.