Welcome to our School

Portadown Independent Christian School offers an affordable, high standard of education in a Christian environment with a Christian ethos.
We are a privately run, fee paying Nursery, Primary and Secondary school administered by Portadown Free Presbyterian Church with an intake from a wide geographical area and occupy a recently opened, purpose built, building on a site close to the town of Portadown.
Our school is open to all parents who have an interest in the spiritual as well as the academic, personal and social development of their child. We provide a stable school society in which pupils are encouraged to equip themselves for their roles in later life as workers, citizens and parents.
Using the Northern Ireland Curriculum as its framework the school aims to base our curriculum on the teaching of the Bible and to create a caring and purposeful environment which enables all pupils to obtain the maximum benefit from their time at school, thus preparing them for a life of fellowship with God and service to others.

Have you considered Christian Education?

In Portadown Independent Christian School we offer you the opportunity to place your child in the care of Christian staff, in a Christian environment, with a Bible orientated curriculum.
Your child spends an average of 30 hours a week in school, for at least 12 years of their life. In a Christian school you can have confidence about what your child is being taught, and who is educating them, throughout these formative years.


Fees (September 2013 – June 2014)


All new pupils are entitled to 50% discount for one year.
Calculated at £1000 for a 185-day school-year your child will receive their education for £5.40 per day. This will cost less than £30 per week.


Our school and nursery recieves no funding from the Northern Ireland Government therefore the school is financed by the minimal fees, fund raising events and gifts.


We are a registered school in Northern Ireland and as such are inspected by the Department of Education to reflect the high standard of education we maintain. Our pupils complete external assessment at GCSE through CCEA and OCR which includes formal external exams and controlled assessment. We also have opportunity to complete assessment through NI Curriculum at KS2 and KS3, as well as progress tests year by year.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it, Proverbs 22 v 6 .

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Swimming Gala award

Tuesday 11th May was the Annual Schools Swimming Gala for  schools in the Portadown area. Portadown I.C.S. had a team in the final of the relay. One pupil, Daniel McElroy won third prize in the Breast Stroke.

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School Sports Day

This was held on Friday 7th May, a dry but chilly day. The venue was Brownstown Park which has a running track. After the necessary preparations of marking out the distances on the track for the various races, Sports Day commenced at 10.30am. Rev. Kenny announced the commencement of sports day after an opening prayer. He then called all the races and gave some timely commentary on the events. Nursery, Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Lower and Upper Secondary each had their opportunity to show off their sporting prowess, encouraged by enthusiastic parents, grandparents and other family members.

Points were accumulated for the three house teams, Luther, Calvin and Knox. Although Calvin took the lead by the end of sports day there are still more points to be gained with exam results and other sporting activities, so there is still work to be done by all the teams to win the Sports Shield.

After the prizes were awarded to the first, second and third in each category a further presentation was made. It is customary to present year 12 school leavers with a ‘Daily Light’  Bible Reading book. Nine pupils are taking GCSEs this year and hope to move on to local grammar schools, Further Education colleges and some to Greenmount College.

In the closing prayer Rev Hall commended these young people to the Lord and thanked the Lord for the favourable weather and safe keeping of the pupils throughout Sports Day.

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