Welcome to our Web Site.  I hope that you find it interesting.  It contains some information about our school, the very special children who are educated within it, the staff who work here and the parents who daily entrust their children into our care and protection.

 Ceara, like most special schools has a preschool section, a Primary section and a post primary section.  Children attending the school are aged from three years to nineteen years. 

Like all schools, Ceara is inspected by the Department for Education.  Our last inspection described the school as "outstanding".  In addition, Ceara was the first special school in the Province to attain the prestigious "Investors in Peoples" Award.  We are proud of these achievements.

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Scholastic Book Club

This year Ceara School Scholastic Book Club is online only – it means that we get the biggest ever selection of books with over 1000 titles to choose from. You can make huge savings with books starting at just 99p.

Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/ceara to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, Ceara School will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by January 25th 2016.

Staff and Pupils at Ceara Raised £169.25 for the Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day in aid if Children In  Need.

Thanks to everyone who looked amazing in their Christmas Jumper.

Parents and Friends Group  in Ceara School

The Parents and Friends Group in Ceara School meet once a month for coffee and a chat. New parents are always welcome. Meetings start at 10 o'clock.

The dates for term 2 are :

Thursday 7th January

Thursday 4th February

Thursday 3rd March 

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Dates for your diary – January 2016

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Dates for your diary - February 2016 February


February 1                                   Teaching Staff Meeting

                                                  Parents Group – ‘Behaviour Management’


February 2                                  Educational Psychologists in school


February 4                                 Governors Appointments Meeting

                                                  Two Teaching Staff @ Training

                                                  ‘Behaviour Management’ Workshop


February 5                                 CALC Meeting

                                                  IDCAMS in school


February 8                                  Classroom Assistants Discussion Group

                                                  Portadown College Students


February 10                                NSPCA Assembly


February 11                                 ‘Behaviour Management’ Course


February 12                                School Vaccine Day


February 15 & 16                        School Closed


February 17                                Afternoon Preschool Group Opens


February 18                                ‘Behaviour Management’ Workshop


February 22                                Head of School Meeting


February 23                               Link with Carrick Primary School


February 24                               CCEA Development Day


February 25                               ETI Information Day


February 26                               Mr Hullaboo visits Ceara



Donation in memory of past pupil.

Ceara School received £550 in Lieu of flowers for Mr Alan McElroy. Alan was a past pupil of the school and his mother Helen was a member of Ceara Board of Governors for a number of years.



Neil McSherry from Greenfield Shooting Club presenting cheque for £500
to the school

Many thanks  to the staff at Radius Plastics in Banbridge who donated  £200 to Ceara and to the congregation of Shankill Parish Church who also donate £273.31 from the service on Disability Sunday.


Mr Phillip Hawthorne chair of Lurgan Young at Heart Mens'  group accompanied by Mr Jerome Mc Areavy and Mr Gerry O'Neill presented a cheque to Ceara of £500. The group raised the money at a bowling competition.


Maggie Fearon and David McIvor ran the Berlin Marathon and raised £400 which they donated to Ceara. They are pictured with classes 9 and 11.



Contact us

school telephone 02838323312

school facsimile 02838349670

school e-mail info@ceara.lurgan.ni.sch.uk

School physiotherapy 02838326332

school occupational therapy 07557791306

Latest year calendar Events

post primary swimming09Feb2016


10:30 am - 12:30 pm @ Ballyknock Riding stables


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

primary swimming10Feb2016

Calendars page(s): year calendar >>

School office hours are:


Mon -Fri


Teachers available on telephone 8.55am-9.10am and after 3pm

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