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Welcome from the Principal

On behalf of the governors, staff and pupils, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Alexander Dickson Primary School and to have the opportunity to give you an insight into life in our school. 


We are a small, friendly school in the village of Ballygowan where every child is known to all.  We pride ourselves in ‘helping small people with big ideas’.  


Children who come to our school always come first.  They come to a school which is happy, where academic standards are high and where positive discipline, hard work and learning are at the centre of all that we do.  


We are proud to share our grounds and facilities with Ballygowan Community Pre-School and Playgroup and we enjoy a strong relationship with them. For more information on our partnership please click here.  We also enjoy an excellent relationship with Ballygowan Presbyterian Church who allow our families to use their car park, adjacent to the playground, to ensure a safe, secure and hassle-free drop off and pick up routine.


Our Facebook page and website will give you a flavour of life at Alexander Dickson Primary School, but we recommend you visit school to experience what we offer our children and to get a feel for the ethos and atmosphere of our wonderful school.  


I would be delighted to meet with you personally and discuss your child's individual needs over a cup of tea or coffee.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch. 


Kind regards 


Mr Richard Lawther BEd. Hons PQHNI