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Principal's Welcome

Welcome To

Carrickfergus Academy

Welcome to Carrickfergus Academy, an all ability, non-selective school for pupils aged 11-18 in the Carrickfergus area and beyond.  As a school, we are committed to providing all the young people in our community with an educational experience that promotes aspiration, excellence and endeavour in a caring, pupil centred environment.

The school itself is situated across two neighbouring campuses, with Key Stage 3 pupils on the Junior Campus who then transition to Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form on the Senior Campus.

Dr P Downing



GCSE Options 2022

Year 10 Pupils & Parents can now view the GCSE & Key Stage 4 Courses in the GCSE Options Booklet for 2022.


We have a vast range of courses available & reading thorough our booklet will help you on Monday 17th January when you speak online with subject teachers.  The courses are academic & vocational & we pride ourselves on giving you one of the most wide selections of GCSE & equivalent courses in Northern Ireland.


This GCSE Options Booklet will answer many of your questions & will help you ask staff some questions too.  We especially look forward to speaking with pupils & parents on Monday 17th January 2022 for your Year 10 Options interviews.  Appointments for those virtual/online interviews can still be booked online.


We will keep you informed of how to make your subject choices when the online form becomes available next week, from Tuesday 18th January 2022.  Keep watching; Facebook, Twitter, the school website & for updates on SIMS ParentApp.

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