Limavady High School is an integral part of the Roe Valley Learning Community, (RVLC). This partnership of schools in the area has a long-standing and enviable reputation as the longest established and most effective Learning Community in the province. In terms of Post-Primary schools, the RVLC is made up of Limavady High School, Limavady Grammar School, St. Mary’s School, St. Patrick’s College, Dungiven, the North West Regional College and Rossmar Special School; the Roe Valley Education Forum is also represented.
Our students benefit from RVLC in the following ways;
- The breadth of Curriculum Choice at Key Stage 4 is hugely increased. In the RVLC students now have access to a range of courses which already meets the Department of Education’s Entitlement Framework requirements, three years ahead of the target date. In Limavady High School pupils making choices for GCSE at the end of Year 10 have access to 23 GCSE subjects, 7 Occupational Studies at the NWRC, Wider Key Skills and Essential Skills courses.
- At AS and A2 Level, our students have access to 31 subjects; this is possible because of joint planning of timetable organisation so that the schools share all four A Level Option Blocks. Students from other schools come into the High School for some subjects and our students may study some of their courses in campuses other than their own.
- Some of our classes have had opportunity to work with groups from Rossmar Special School, a rich and mutually beneficial educational experience.
- Many of our extra-curricular opportunities are shared with pupils from other schools; examples include Art trips, theatre visits, citizenship discussions, health education talks, dance performances, Youth Football and Interact Club, to name but a few. Limavady Grammar School and St Mary’s pupils who study Arts subjects here have had leading roles in our biennial school show, while our musicians and singers have taken part in St Mary’s shows.