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Crumlin Inegrated College: Key findings of the inspectors' report

Crumlin Integrated College is a controlled, integrated, co-educational and non-selective school catering for pupils aged between 11 and 16.

It draws its pupils from the village and the surrounding area. Around 15% of the pupils come from families of service personnel stationed in the immediate area.

The enrolment has declined from 336 in 2007/08 to the current figure of 301.

There are 23 teachers. Around 12% of the pupils are entitled to free school meals.


  • Overall, the quality of education provided by the school is unsatisfactory. The areas for improvement significantly outweigh the strengths in the provision.
  • The management of the behaviour of the pupils, the absence of a whole-school reward system, the unnecessary focus on minor breaches of school regulations and the operation and impact of the Behaviour Modification Centre all need to be reviewed.
  • The provision for pupils with special educational needs is inadequate.
  • GCSE results are poor and well below the corresponding Northern Ireland average.
  • The quality of pastoral care is inadequate. There are serious deficiencies in the management of the pastoral care of both the pupils and the staff.
  • Insufficient progress has been made towards the development of an ethos and provision which reflects the principles of integrated education.
  • The accommodation is poor and not conducive to good teaching and learning. Some of the temporary classrooms are unfit for purpose.
  • There is a lack of challenge in much of the work set which is poorly matched to the individual needs and aspirations of the pupils.

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