A group of eight pioneering young people made history a few short months ago: they became Rockport School’s first class of A-Level pupils. In Northern Ireland’s only fully independent boarding and day school, this new addition means that children can enjoy a seamless education on the banks of Belfast Lough from aged 3 until 18. Founded in 1906 by Geoffrey Bing, Rockport has gone from strength to strength and, in January 2014, the school became the first school in Ireland, north or south, to be granted regional membership of the international conference of Round Square schools. Headmaster George Vance remarks: “As a small, academically non-selective school, we are able to offer all pupils the individual academic challenge or support that they need. Small class sizes give pupils the best possible preparation for their A-Level exams.” A stylish new school uniform fitting for the most senior pupils of the school is the icing on the cake, according to A-Level pupil Lena Martin: “ I was happy to be able to stay at Rockport to finish my schooling and I am confident that I will be well prepared for my exams in 2017.”
Rockport School, located on the banks of Belfast Lough, is Northern Ireland’s only fully independent boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18. Founded in 1906 by Geoffrey Bing, Rockport offers small class sizes, competitive tuition fees and a nurturing academic environment for its pupils. In 2014 the school became the first school in Ireland, north or south, to be granted regional membership of the international conference of Round Square schools.

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