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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).


Thank you for taking the time to have a look at our website. We see the website as an ‘on-line brochure’ that will encourage you to get in touch with us to find out more about what we as a school have to offer to you and your family.

Please explore the different pages within the site to get a feel for our school… to explore the positive experiences children have here … and to see for yourself how our children enjoy the caring family atmosphere that helps us as a school to put into practice our ethos of:


‘Maximising potential in a safe and friendly environment’


We look forward to working together with you to support your child’s development in the exciting years of their primary education.

Less Deranged Ivan

Ivan Skinner


P1 Mrs C Breen / Miss Z Martin Mrs H McVeigh
P2 Miss A McKee Mrs D Wilson / Miss N Pillar
P3 Mrs S Morrow Mrs C McGuckin / Mrs C Ferguson
P4 Mrs R Monteith Mrs J Morrison / Mrs C Lockhart
P5 Miss L Gurney Mr P Campbell
P6 Mr G McReynolds Mrs C Longwell
P7 Mrs N Lavery Mrs G McCarey

Mr I Skinner (Principal)
Mrs G McCarey (Vice-Principal)


Non-Teaching & Support Staff
Miss T Moorhead Mrs G Montgomery
(Classroom Assistants)
Mrs M Mawhinney Mrs L Moffett
Miss K Holmes Mrs L Anderson
Mrs S Blair Mrs S Fox
Mrs M McCullough (Literacy Support) Mrs L McNeilly (LTSS)
Mrs J McCullough Miss L Murphy
Mrs H Scott (School Secretary)
Mr S McVeigh (Building Supervisor)

General Information / Our History

King’s Park primary School was originally built for 320 pupils, at a cost of £55,000. The first Principal was Mr James Andrews (1959 – 1970) followed by Mr Robert Kerns (1970 – 1983), Mr Jim Billingsley (1983 – 1996) and Mr Len Johnston (1996 – 2012). The present Principal, Mr Ivan Skinner, took up post in 2013.


There have also been five Vice-Principals, Mr Bill Beckett, Mr Ian Johnston, Mrs Betty Forster (Senior Mistress) and Mr Jamie Harris, with the current Vice-Principal, Mrs Gemma McCarey, taking up post in September 2015.


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