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St. Mary's P.S. Draperstown

Rights Respecting School

Eco-Ambassador School 

Third Green Flag

Mid-Ulster Eco-Speak Champion

Anti-Bullying Ambassador School

NISCA Best Primary School in N.E.E.L.B.

NISCA Best Primary School in N.I.

Best Kept Primary School in NEELB

Action Cancer Health Action Award



St. Mary's is a vibrant school of 220 children in the parish of Ballinascreen, at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains in County Derry.  We opened our doors in 1962 and continue a great tradition of learning. We value the development of skills and qualities that encourage our children and staff to be independent, sensitive and aware of the needs of others.  Our Catholic faith permeates all aspects of school life.


Our website will give you a practical guide to the spirit and learning culture of our school community. We firmly believe that confidence in a school comes from knowing and understanding what's happening within it.  We will be sharing important information, examples of good practice and exciting events going on in the school.


We know that you will enjoy your visit to our website. Please feel free to contact the school with any queries you may have.

50th Anniversary Celebrations

Goodbye and Good luck