Cross and Passion College is a Catholic, all-ability school committed to providing opportunities for all pupils to develop their unique talents and abilities in a positive, challenging and caring learning environment. 

A significant strength of Cross and Passion College is our extensive experience in providing opportunities for success for pupils of all abilities. We give pupils the opportunity to develop key skills which will be essential for many aspects of their lives.

We also promote the development of a sense of social responsibility in our pupils by encouraging them to be meaningful contributors to the local and global community. Read about our values in our 2017 Prospectus, available here for download.


We've produced a short video to give you an insight into what life is like at our school. 

Information for New Pupils

Welcome to Cross & Passion College.

We realise that transferring from primary school can be an exciting but, at times, worrying experience. A new school can seem very large and a bit strange as there's so much that you don't know about it.

To help you, we've created this section of our website to ease your concerns and provide you with information about your new school. If you have questions after reading this, please talk to your Form Teacher or Year Head, or ask your Parent or Guardian to contact the school. 

It may be a couple of months before you join us, but use this time to get to know your new school, read about our extracurricular activities, learn about the subjects you will study, and meet some of the staff who will be there for you during Year 8.

School Day 

The school day starts at 9:00am and ends at 3:30pm. Every morning you'll have a break from 10:53am - 11:10am. Lunch break is 50 minutes from 12:55pm - 1:40pm.  You can purchase a school lunch, or bring your own packed lunch


Sporting extracurricular activities take place at lunchtime and after school. We have achieved remarkable sporting success in recent years in a range of sports, most notably in camogie and hurling as well as netball and football.


Music and Choir 

The Music Department offers a range of musical activities including choirs, rock bands and an Irish Traditional group. Music tuition is available in woodwind, brass and string instruments including guitar.

Shared Education

Moyle Shared Education Programme

Ballycastle High School logo

Pupils in Years 11 to 14 enjoy the benefits of a very close collaborative arrangement with Ballycastle High School. We've been collaborating for many years, and today around 300 pupils are involved in shared classes. This enables both schools to offer a broader curriculum and opportunities to study subjects from a wider range of specialisms. 

The Purpose of Shared Education is:

  • To enhance educational opportunities for all young people in post primary education in North Antrim
  • To improve outcomes for young people at Key Stages 4 and 5
  • To make the best use of educational resources available
  • To promote and nurture mutual respect and understanding, as well as community cohesion
  • To provide the local and wider community with young people who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make valuable contributions to the economic and community life within the area
Badges of the two schools