Integrated College Dungannon was founded because parents had the belief and vision that integrated education was the best option for their children in the Armagh and South Tyrone area.
Our college motto “Learning Together”, summarises this belief that all children should be taught together; boys and girls, Protestant and Catholic, other faiths and none, children with and without disabilities. We accept and welcome all children for who they are, regardless of gender, religion or cultural background.
The college opened its doors in September 1995, operating under the name of Armagh and South Tyrone Integrated College. The college was situated in mobiles beside Windmill Integrated Primary School. The initial intake of 60 students was supported by our first principal, Mr Aidan Dolan, seven teaching staff and three support staff.
The college relocated to its current fourteen-acre site in September 1998, its growth proving the desire of parents to have their children educated within an integrated educational setting. A setting in which children are encouraged to be confident in their own culture, tradition and beliefs whilst respectful of others who are perceived to be different.
The current principal, Mr Andrew Sleeth, took over the leadership of the college in 2006 and is one of the founding members of staff.
The Department of Education has acknowledged the demand for places at the College. They approved an increase in our Admissions Number to permit 110 students, to join the College, from September 2018. Our Enrolment Number has been increased to 700 students.
Today we continue as a thriving college, fully active in and contributing to the local community; fully resourced to meet the challenges of delivering a twenty first century education. As a result of our growth in student numbers we have just completed the planning of our new build project.
We are delighted that this year, ICD won Best Post-Primary School in County Tyrone and that our College Principal, Mr Sleeth, won Best Post-Primary Principal NI at the Families First NI Education Awards.