Regent House School is a co-educational, non-denominational controlled grammar school with a Preparatory Department for ages 4 to 11. The Secondary or Grammar School Department can cater for 1450 pupils between 11 to 19 years. Girls and boys in roughly equal numbers are admitted from a diverse range of backgrounds and schools throughout North Down and Belfast. 


We are fortunate to have over 75 dedicated full-time teachers who deliver the curriculum from our modern facilities in Newtownards. We also employ skilled coaching staff, a fully qualified nurse and a part-time pupil counsellor.

Student Life

The philosophy of our school is the belief that each pupil should be encouraged to fulfil their potential in a supportive and caring environment. In addition to the broad curriculum, pupils can participate in more than 20 sports and 16 other clubs and activities, some of which are unique in Northern Ireland. Two theatrical performances are staged each year and our students enter a variety of local and national arts and academic competitions, including F1 in schools.

Campus and Facilities

All our facilities are located within a single spacious campus in Newtownards. Our extensive resources include specialist rooms for all practical subjects including a dozen modern science labs and a technology department with three specialised workshops. All classrooms have access to the C2K computer network and there are interactive whiteboards in every department. Students have access to a large library with adjoining audio-visual suite, a careers suite, five computer rooms as well as a music suite with recording studio.

Our drama facilities include a performance theatre as well as a separate rehearsal space.

Sports facilities include a gymnasium, sports hall and a fitness suite with a full range of modern equipment, as well as sports fields outdoors.

Our new bistro/dining hall has a winter garden and patio, and our assembly hall has an adjoining summer garden. Our sixth form centre includes a common room as well as a separate study centre.