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Best Northern Ireland Schools

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These are the most highly rated state and grammar schools in Northern Ireland 2023.

1 St Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt
2 Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School, Belfast
3 Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast
4 Strathearn School, Belfast
5 Friends’ School, Lisburn (Quaker)
6 St Dominic’s School, Belfast
7 Lumen Christi College, Londonderry
8 Sullivan Upper School, Holywood
9 Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt
10 Banbridge Academy
11 Omagh Academy
12 Ballymena Academy
13 Methodist College Belfast
14 Ballyclare High School
15 Dalriada School, Ballymoney
16 Limavady Grammar School
17 The Wallace High School, Lisburn
18 Royal School Armagh
19 Enniskillen Royal Grammar School (previously Portora Royal School)
20 Portadown College

Sunday Times school ratings from the previous year 2022

See the full Sunday Times top schools guide 2023