Some dates for your diary....

Some dates for your diary....

Here are some of the main dates of importance for our next academic year (2016-17).  As the year progresses more information will appear on our calendar page.  

Dates for 2016-17

All dates are inclusive.

1st full day of school 1 September 2016
Half term holiday 31 October – 4 November 2016
Christmas 20 December – 2 January 2017
Half term 13 – 17 February 2017
Easter 10 – 21 April 2017
End of term 30 June 2017

Exceptional closure days
12 October 2016
19 December 2016
2 March 2017
1 May 2017
29 May 2017


Primary School Tag Rugby Competition

Primary School Tag Rugby Competition

Last week we hosted a Primary Outreach tag rugby tournament, with five schools taking part -Ards Model, Regent prep, Tullycarnet PS, Comber PS and Ballymagee PS.  

The tournament was greatly enjoyed by all, and Ards Model emerged as the winners! 

Thursday's Colour Run Info

Thursday's Colour Run Info

This year is going to end with the exciting chance to take part in a Colour Run on Thursday.  Those who haven't already collected their t-shirt can do so from the Careers Library.  

All information about how the day will run can be read in this attached PDF

Meet our Digital Leaders

Meet our Digital Leaders

Congratulations to the newly appointed Digital Leaders who will help promote technology within the school including the use of iPads and programming at KS3. The Digital Leader programme is an iTeach initiative designed to empower students as Digital Champions.

Our Prep Dept has a new Facebook page!

Our Prep Dept has a new Facebook page!

Regent House Preparatory Department has a new Facebook page. This week we are featuring interviews with parents of children currently in the preparatory department. You will also find a competition to win a meal for two in The Ava restaurant in Bangor!

Please share the page with your friends!

Chloe mixes with Royalty

Chloe mixes with Royalty

Chloe Tweed, one of our most successful Air Cadets, was chosen along with 9 others from all the cadet forces to take on the role of Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for the County of Down.  Recently she had the privilege to escort the Royal guests at Hillsborough Castle.

Recognise anyone?

Yes, that's Chloe!




Child care - Get more for your money in our Prep!

Child care - Get more for your money in our Prep!

How affordable is a Preparatory School education at Regent House?

It is cheaper to send your child to Regent House than it is to a local primary school with wrap around care provided by a Day Care Provider.


Who will look after my child during the holidays?

Regent House operates a holiday scheme for its pupils from 8am to 6pm each weekday throughout the summer, October half term, February half term and Easter holidays. It costs £130 per week including trips and excursions. The scheme is led by experienced teachers who know the pupils well. Whilst other local summer schemes charge similar prices to this they tend to offer much shorter days. For example one local scheme operates from 9.30am to 4.00pm charging £125.


What about transferring to the Grammar School?

Regent House Grammar School uses the AQE transfer scores as its main selection criteria but if the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available the next most important criteria is enrolment at Regent House Preparatory School. This can be very significant. In the last two years 100% of our Prep 7 pupils have gone onto Grammar School, with the average AQE score being 109.


Our Ethos

Our aim is to offer high-quality education and affordable childcare in one inclusive setting.  We hope to give parents peace of mind, knowing their children are in a safe, familiar and convenient environment.  Regent House Preparatory Department boasts small class sizes and staff members provide a positive, stimulating learning environment. 


How do I find out more?

Join the 35000 other people who have watched our promotional video:


Please feel free to contact our Head of Prep, Ms N Rudewicz, on 028 91813234.

More success for Rhys

Congratulations to Rhys McClenaghan who was placed 1st overall in the Irish Gymnastics Championships.

Rhys claimed first place on pommel horse, rings, floor parallel bars and high bar.

We wish him further success as he heads to Switzerland for the European Championships on 24 May.

Colour Run

On the 30th June we will be hosting a Colour Run for all Regent House pupils, including those who will have just completed their examinations, at our Comber Road playing fields. The event is being organised by our Parent Teachers Association, Friends of Regent House, supported by local Army representatives, to raise funds for the new school minibus and provide an exciting last day of term for all our pupils. We are also hoping that Q Radio station will provide entertainment on the day.

Pupils are asked to gain support from friends and relatives to raise a minimum of £10.

School will begin as normal on Thursday 30th June. We will escort pupils to Comber Road from approximately 9:30 am with all pupils back on the main school campus prior to the 12 Noon finish.

Swimming Success

Swimming Success


The Irish Schools’ Relay finals were held on Sunday 8th May at The National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

The Senior Boys’ Relay team of Sam Pyper, Iain Jones, Luke Balfour and Coby Cheetham came 4th in the Medley Team Relay and 5th in the Freestyle Team Relay.  The Senior Girls’ Relay team of Bethany Houston, Emma Reid, Megan McGonigle and Rebecca Reid came 1st in the Medley Team Relay and 1st in the Freestyle Team Relay.  This means that they are the top school relay team in Ireland which is a fantastic achievement. 

Well done to all swimmers on a great set of results!

British Youth Championships

British Youth Championships

William Girvin was fencing at the British Youth Championships at the weekend and is the only Northern Ireland Fencer to reach the quarter-finals this year.

Only 64 fencers qualify in each age group from all over the UK and William was placed 7th in the Epee, receiving a Finalists Medal.

...and all that Jazz

...and all that Jazz

Claire McCormick in Year 14 has organised a musical event to help raise funds for her Gap Year volunteering in South Africa with Project Trust.  

"An Evening of Music with the Regent House Jazz Band" and special guests: featuring the String Octet and Young Musician of the Year - Tom Myles.

12th May 7:30pm at Glenmachen Church of God (East Belfast)

£7 admission, £5 concession

(Light refreshments will be available also)

Tickets can be bought online here

You are all extremely welcome to attend and I know that Claire would really value your support

Stuck with a Maths GCSE or A-level Question?

Stuck with a Maths GCSE or A-level Question?

If you're having difficulty with your mathematics find teacher help here:

Monday                3.20 pm      B6FM
Wednesday        12.55pm      B9GCSE

Wednesday        12.55 pm      B9         GCSE
Thursday             3.20 pm       B2/B6   FM

Mon/Tues          12.55 pm      B7
Thursday            3.20 pm       B9 

or speak to your class teacher

Once you go off on study leave there will also be a Maths teacher available at the following times:

Year 12

Year 13/14

Class resources

  • Work through examples in notes
  • Work through classwork and homework questions
  • Re-do tests
  • Try Examination questions in textbook

Past-paper questions for:

  • Past papers
  • Mark schemes
  • Examiner's reports

Online resources

Try these very useful websites:

School Budgets Update

School Budgets Update

As you are aware there has been a lot of media coverage today around significant budget cuts within N Ireland schools. Unfortunately I do need to advise you that this is a very real situation facing all schools and we in Regent House are not immune. In summary the school’s budget is now facing unfunded increased staff costs, Superannuation and National Insurance contributions adding up to approximately £200,000. This is money that should be spent on learning provision.

 The impact of this on all schools has been widely reported but I include a summary below.

 These additional cuts will mean;

·         A reduction in subject choices at GCSE and A Level.

·         Inability of schools to deliver the statutory Entitlement Curriculum.

·         Even larger class sizes

·         A potentially shorter school day

·         Poorer learning environments with cuts in maintenance, administration, technical support, cleaning and resources.

·         An increase in non-specialist teachers delivering the curriculum.

·         Reduced educational opportunities for a generation of pupils.

The last point is the key one. It is wholly unacceptable that the financial situation can be allowed to reduce the educational opportunities for Regent House pupils.

The Board of Governors, staff and I are determined to protect the opportunities available to our pupils but this situation is impossible to manage. We need the help from everyone in this community to ensure it does not happen. Please ask the politicians what they are planning to do about this.


MC Carville

Junior Mathematics Challenge

Junior Mathematics Challenge

On Thursday 28th April 2016, approximately 100 keen mathematicians from Years 8 and 9 will participate in the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions. Pupils fill in the answer sheet and the Challenge is marked by UKMT.

This is one of the questions from last year’s paper:  have a go..... 

In this partly completed pyramid, each rectangle is to be filled with the sum of the two numbers in the rectangles immediately below it.

What number should replace x?

A    3         B   4          C   5          D   7         E   12

This is a national event and several thousand students take part. The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate.
Around 1200 of the highest scorers are invited to participate in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad. So the level of competition is high.

We wish our pupils well.


Here is the answer and solution to question :

Exam timetables for Year 8 - 11

Exam timetables for Year 8 - 11

Internal exam timetables are available from the curriculum page of our site.  Alternatively, they can be viewed by clicking the appropriate button on this news article.

AQE Information Evenings

AQE Information Evenings





Parents of Primary 6 pupils who are interested in applying to any of the schools listed below for August / September 2017 entry are invited to attend as detailed:

Bangor Grammar School
Assembly Hall
Tuesday 26th April

Regent House School
Assembly Hall
Wednesday 27th April

Glenlola Collegiate School
Assembly Hall
Thursday 28th April

The meeting will include guidance on the Transfer Process for children currently in P6 whose parents intend to apply for a place in a Grammar School, especially Bangor Grammar School, Regent House School or Glenlola Collegiate School.

The information given will be common to all three schools and relevant to any other grammar school, although each may give, in addition, details about its own admissions criteria. Further details about the arrangements and organisation for each meeting can be obtained on the schools’ websites or by contacting the relevant school directly.

Tel: 028 9147 3734

Tel: 028 9181 3234

Tel: 028 9147 5340