February 15 In the Press

Markethill High School one of top three non-selective Controlled Schools in NI

Markethill High School has been ranked by the Irish News as one of the top three Controlled non selective schools in Northern Ireland in this year’s annual listings

The school, which offers pupils 27 GCSE subjects in-house, offers one of the strongest and broadest curricula for its pupils in the whole of Co Armagh. This year the school celebrated its highest ever pass rates in GSCE English, currently sitting at 19 per cent above the NI average.

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December 9 In the Press

Principal expresses confidence in imminent SELB decisions over post-16 education

For over two years Markethill High School have been campaigning for a new build school and sixth form provision.

At the school’s recent prize night the chairman of the Board of Governors told the audience of parents, pupils and stakeholders that he and the staff are confident the SELB will reach the right decision for the development of post-16 education for the non-selective Controlled Sector in the Markethill area.

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October 15 In the Press

Principal calls for positive decision on Sixth Form provision to be made

The chief executive of the SELB is being called on again to make decisions regarding the future of education in the Armagh City and District area.

James Maxwell, principal of Markethill HIgh School, says he believes there is discrepancies between the Maintained and the Controlled sector. Mr Maxwell, supported by politicians, the community and stakeholders, is urging the SELB to do the right thing by Markethill HIgh School.

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February 4 In the Press

Students at Markethill High School support Putting Pupils First Campaign

Pupils lend their voices to support community strong campaign for new build

Markethill High School is a school where pupils ‘Believe to Achieve’ and this is true in their drive to achieve a new build and sixth form.

Head Girl and Head Boy at the school have decided to speak out to show their support for the community campaign for a new building and a sixth form so students like them have to leave their own community to continue with their education. Here’s what they have to say.

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