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  • Great Jubilee Bake Off

    On Tuesday 21 June 2022, 10 finalists from Years 8-11 took part in the final of the Sullivan Upper Great Jubilee Bake Off, supported by The Department of Education. Pupils were given the task of planning, preparing and making a baked good inspired by the traditional Victoria Sponge. All finalists produced outstanding bakes and the standard was exceptionally high. Robert Ainley, a food blogger (@DownthehatchNI) and past pupil of Sullivan Upper was invited into school to judge the bakes. First place was awarded to Tamsin Morrow (Year 10) – Strawberry Tartlets – Sablée pastry tarts filled with layers of strawberry coulis; raspberry mousse; white chocolate ganache and Swiss meringue buttercream. Second place was awarded to Joshua McLaughlin (Year 9) – Elderflower Sponge with Blueberry Jam and Cream. Third place was awarded to Sophia-Rose Beaumont (Year 10) – Victoria Sponge Panna Cotta. On Monday 27 June 2022, all ten finalists enjoyed a trip to Forestside Cookery School. Pupils made a selection of sweet treats taught by Chef Jeffers: chocolate roulade, red velvet muffins, vanilla seed buttercream and meringue kisses. Both Robert Ainley and Chef Jeffers were very impressed at the technical knowledge and practical skill of all the bakers. We are very proud of everyone who took part.

  • Sullivan Fencing: 2022 British Youth Championships

    The 2022 British Youth Fencing Championships were held over the weekend May 1st to May 3rd in the English Institute of Sport arena in Sheffield. Eight SU fencers had qualified for the event and took part across 2 age groups: U18s Victoria Morris, Izzy Evans, Angharad King, Alexander Penny and Keir Murray, and U14s Amelia Penny, Noah Currie and Myles Wilkinson. The BYCs is the biggest UK youth fencing competition of the year with all of the UK’s best young fencers competing. All 8 put in strong performances, including one L16, two L32s, four L64s and one L128. SUFC BYC Results U16 girls: Victoria 15th, Angharad 29th, Izzy 32nd. U16 boys: Alexander 37th, Keir 52nd. U14 girls: Amelia 49th. U14 boys: Myles 59th, Noah 69th. David White SUFC Coach 07 May 2022

  • New Principal for Sullivan Upper School

    The Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Mr Craig Mairs has been appointed to succeed Mr Chris Peel as Principal of Sullivan Upper School. Mr Peel is retiring on 31 August 2022. Mr Mairs was born in Coleraine and educated at Limavady Grammar School. He completed his degree in 1995, gaining an MA (Hons) in English Literature and History from the University of Edinburgh. He undertook his teacher training in the North West of England, receiving his PGCE from Manchester University in 1996. Mr Mairs has taught English, Religious Studies and Physical Education during his teaching career and for the last eight years has been Principal of Oldham Hulme Grammar School, in Greater Manchester. His career has seen him gain both academic and pastoral experience having held the posts of: Head of Year, Head of English and Deputy Principal (Head of Sixth Form). He has a keen interest in sport and drama, has coached school football and cricket teams and was the director of twelve school musicals. Oldham Hulme Grammar School is an independent, co-educational school with 800 pupils in the age range 2-18. Under Mr Mairs’ leadership it achieved a ‘double excellent’ outcome in its 2019 Independent Schools Inspectorate inspection. In 2021 the school was shortlisted as a finalist in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards in the ‘Outstanding Response to Covid 19’ category. Outside of school, Mr Mairs is active in his local church and enjoys cycling and reading. He is married to Kirsty and has two children (Alexandra 16 and Samuel 10). Commenting on his appointment as Principal, Mr Mairs said: “During the interview process I was struck by the commitment of Sullivan Upper’s Governors and Management to academic excellence and a holistic approach to education which prizes the personal qualities developed through extra-curricular activities. The values of the school summed up in its motto of ‘the Gentle Hand Foremost’ resonated with me and I am very proud to be appointed Principal of Sullivan Upper School. I have been very happy at Oldham Hulme Grammar School, but my family and I are excited about the move to Northern Ireland. I look forward to playing my part in leading the school community and ensuring the success of future generations of its pupils.” In accordance with the notice requirements of his existing post, Mr Mairs will take up his new appointment on 1 January 2023. Following consultation, the school’s two current Vice-Principals (Mrs Moore – Pastoral, and Mr Thompson – Teaching & Learning) have agreed to fulfil the responsibilities of Sullivan Principal on an ‘acting-up’ basis in the interim period.

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  • Sullivan Upper School | Northern Ireland

    View our full video Admissions Prospectus Virtual Open Day Covid-19 Alumni Welcome To Sullivan Upper School "Established in 1877; the fulfilment of a dream and the honor of a legacy" Welcome and thank you for visiting our website which I hope and trust you will find useful, interesting and informative 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. C J W PEEL Principal Read More > Job Vacancies About Sullivan Departments Extracurricular Examinations 2021 Post-Results Service News & Events 2 minutes ago Great Jubilee Bake Off May 9 Sullivan Fencing: 2022 British Youth Championships Apr 29 New Principal for Sullivan Upper School Downloads - Information for Parents Booklet - GCSE Subject Choice Booklet - GCE Subject Choice Booklet - Admissions Criteria Year 8 - Admissions Criteria Years 9-12 - Admissions Criteria Sixth Form More News >

  • Downloads | Sullivan Upper

    Prospectus Monthly Newsletter Information for Parents Booklet School Development Plan Downloads Prospectus View our 2022 Prospectus Monthly Newsletter School Year 2021/22 June 2022 May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 November 2021 October 2021 September 2021 ​ School Year 2020/21 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 December 2020 October 2020 School Year 2019/20 ​ February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 September 2019 School Year 2018/19 ​ June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 School Year 2017/18 ​ June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 School Year 2016/17 April-May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 School Year 2015/16 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 Information for Parents Booklet Information for Parents Booklet 2021/22 School Development Plan School Development Plan 2017-2020

  • Technology & Design | Sullivan Upper

    Technology & Design Departmental Aims To develop an interest in Technology and Design. To equip pupils with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to solve. practical/technological problems which may involve the manufacture of quality products. To develop in pupils the ability to think and plan in a logical sequence of procedures towards a given objective and to pursue goals which can be realistically achieved according to their ability. To equip pupils with an understanding of control systems. To develop a range of communication skills. To ensure safe working practices. To encourage and develop independent thinking. To encourage curiosity, enquiry, initiative, inventiveness, creativity, ingenuity, resourcefulness and confidence. To encourage pupils to appreciate the benefits of working with others in teams. To develop an awareness of the impact of Technology and Design. To provide pupils with opportunities to evaluate their own work and the work of others. Staff Mr D W R Stinson (Head of Department) Mr R Eves Mrs N E Mitchell (Part-Time) Mr P Leckey (Technician)

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