Paul McClean, Principal


I am delighted to welcome you to Cross and Passion College. Our school is a unique place with a long tradition of academic excellence and service to the community since 1913.

We are an inclusive school; we welcome and value young people from all backgrounds and abilities, to strive for and achieve success. Every child is supported through their journey in Cross and Passion, with challenging personal targets and goals, a choice of pathways to success and guided by a team of professionals dedicated to helping them reach their potential. 

Paul McClean


Greater Choice

At Cross and Passion College, pupils in Years 11 to 14 enjoy the benefits of a very close collaborative arrangement with Ballycastle High School, which enables both schools to offer a greater choice and a broad, balanced curriculum. This arrangement ensures that all of our young people are challenged, and offers them opportunities to study subjects from a wide range of specialisms. 

Joint Student Council

Enhanced Opportunities

The partnership is now well established and is deeply embedded in the life of both schools. More than 300 pupils from both schools share lessons on a day-to-day basis. 

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mutual respect

The partnership promotes and nurtures mutual respect and understanding, as well as community cohesion. The commitment to sharing can be traced back as far as the 1960s.


Proposed new campus

An exciting capital programme will provide an up to date shared campus with two new core schools and a shared education facility on one site. Planning for this exciting project is already underway.