North Coast Integrated College opened in 1996. The formation of North Coast Integrated College is the result of a wide cross-section of ordinary people. Their common goal was to have an integrated, co- educational,all-ability school available to all without fees or entrance examinations.
North Coast Integrated College is a Grant Maintained Integrated (GMI) School. GMI status came into being as a result of the 1989 Education Reform (NI) Order. This status provides for parents who wish to their children to attend a school designed to educate together, on a basis of equality, children from the Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions. Education in GMI schools, as in all planned Integrated schools, is free of charge.
Integrated Education offers the opportunity for young people from differing religious and cultural backgrounds to be educated together in an atmosphere of respect, tolerance, trust and understanding. This deliberately equal mix of young people and teachers from differing backgrounds is unique to Integrated schools. Needless to say, a commitment to the integrated stance is particularly important for all who wish to be a part of the College community.
We hope that you will share our enthusiasm for the College and the conviction that it offers a tremendous opportunity for the young people in our community.