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Principal's Welcome

"Established in 1877; the fulfilment of a dream and the honour of a legacy"

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website which we hope and trust you will find useful, interesting and informative. Sullivan Upper was founded in 1877 using the legacy from the estate of Robert Sullivan, a Holywood man who became schools' inspector, superintendent of teacher training for the whole of Ireland and founder of the Sullivan National schools. It is the Sullivan family coat of arms and motto (in old Irish) that is still used by the school today. With over 1000 boys and girls enrolled in the successful grammar school and about 180 in the very popular Preparatory Department, Sullivan Upper enjoys a very high reputation for academic achievement. We also pride ourselves in the pastoral care given to pupils and the range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities on offer.

Please explore and make use of the facilities that our website offers, and if you require further information or assistance, do not hesitate to contact the school.


Principal (from 1 November 2022)

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