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Banbridge Area Learning Community

Banbridge Area Learning Community - BALC

The following school are involved in the community:

Banbridge Academy

Banbridge High School

Donard School

Dromore High School

New-Bridge Integrated College

Rathfriland High School

St Patrick’s College

Southern Regional College (SRC) via Schools' Partnership Programme

Learning Communities exist to develop collaborative practice between member institutions in order to increase the number of subjects which students can choose to study at Key Stage 4 and Post 16 in line with the Department of Education’s initiative of the Entitlement Framework by which all post 14 students must have access to a minimum of subjects, one third of which must be academic and one third applied.

Rathfriland High School is involved in collaborative courses with Southern Regional College (SRC) and schools within BALC.

Programmes for 2021 - 2022



Year 11

Newbridge College - BTEC Creative Media

Rathfriland High School - BTEC Childcare

Rathfriland High School - BTEC Sport

SRC - Countryside and Environment

SRC -  Engineering



Thursdays Periods 1 to 6




Year 12

SRC - BTEC Engineering

Newbridge College - BTEC Creative Media

Newbridge College - GCSE Construction

Rathfriland High School - BTEC Sport

Banbridge High School - Engineering

Banbridge Hgh School - Business Studies

Banbridge Hgh School - Music




Tuesdays Periods 1 to 6


Years 11 & 12



SRC Newry

Occupational Studies


Wednesdays All Day