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About Us

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Mission Statement

“Maximising potential in a safe and friendly environment”



  • Mr R McChesney


NEELB Representatives

  • Mr A Edwards
  • Dr A Gallagher


Transferor’s Representatives

  • Mr D Garland
  • Mr T Wilson

Local Churches

  • Rev I Neish
  • (Mr R McChesney)
  • Mr G Moffett (co-opted member)


Parents’ Representatives

  • Mr C Chambers
  • Mr J Gillespie


Teachers’ Representative

  • Mrs S Morrow


The newly constituted Board of Governors started their term of service in November 2014 and will serve for a period of approximately four years (until reconstitution in 2018).


Welcome to our school website! I hope it gives you an insight into our school, our ethos and the many experiences and opportunities we offer our pupils.


Anyone who has ever visited King’s Park will know it is a welcoming and caring school with a strong family ethos. Our children are happy, friendly and enjoy learning. We believe that happy, motivated children learn best and it is our desire that every child leaves King’s Park with great memories of their time at primary school. We have a dedicated and talented staff who work tirelessly to ensure each child reaches their potential in all areas. We have high standards and value all our children, encouraging them to grow and develop academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We believe in partnership and work alongside parents and the wider community to secure the best start in life for our children.


Our vision statement is ‘maximising potential in a safe and friendly environment’ we care for each of our pupils and are committed to helping them achieve their best. We are proud of our school and its pupils. If you would like to visit and experience King’s Park Primary, please get in touch!


Gemma McCarey
Acting Principal


P1 Miss A McKee Mrs H McVeigh
P2 Mrs R Monteith / Mrs Z Mayes Mrs D Wilson / Mrs L McCallan
P3 Mrs S Morrow Mrs C McGuckin / Mrs C Ferguson
P4 Mrs E Claxton Miss E McMullan / Mrs C Lockhart
P5 Mr J Patterson Mr P Campbell (Acting Vice – Principal)
P6 Mr G McReynolds Miss L Gurney
P7 Mrs N Lavery Miss N Ford


Gemma McCarey
Acting Principal


Non-Teaching & Support Staff
Miss J Martin Mrs G Montgomery
(Classroom Assistants)
Mrs M Mawhinney Mrs L Moffett
Miss K Holmes Mrs L Anderson
Mrs S Blair (S.E.N. Support)  

Mrs T Stirling


Mrs M McCullough (Literacy Support) Mrs J Robinson

Miss H Johnston

Mrs H Arnott

Miss D Smyth

Miss R McLoughlin

Mrs J Williams

Mrs H Scott (School Secretary)
Mr S McVeigh (Building Supervisor)

General Information / Our History

Since it opened in 1959, King’s Park Primary has sought to provide the best possible education for all its pupils and enjoys an excellent reputation in the community to which it forms a part, as well as in the Newtownabbey area generally.


The school is located just off the Doagh Road and is set in extensive grounds, providing large separate play areas for older and younger pupils as well as an ‘agility course’ and excellent facilities for games, athletics and outdoor events. Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school at any suitable time. Please contact the school secretary to make arrangements.

Our Primary School

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Contact Us

King's Park
Primary School 
King's Drive,

T: 028 9036 5132
Email: info@kingsparkps.newtownabbey.ni.sch.uk