Year 8 Admissions

Founded in 1857, Belfast Boys’ Model School has a long history of providing a quality education for boys in the Greater Belfast area. Our traditional values of academic excellence and sporting success are built upon a solid foundation of good relationships which exist within a caring, disciplined school environment. 

Our recently built facilities provide a superb environment for teaching and learning, including state-of-the-art classrooms, a range of well-equipped sports and fitness resources, and excellent Performing Arts facilities.  

Pupils arriving for school 


In our prospectus you can read about our facilities, the curriculum, our enrichment programme and the excellent extracurricular opportunities on offer.

It reveals how pupils gain life-changing experiences through their involvement in exciting cross-cultural and international projects that broaden their horizons. It also explains how the Pastoral Care System is central to the life of the school.

The arrangements for the care and support of the pupils in the school are highly effective.
— ETI (Jan 2016)

Quality Relationships

Belfast Boys’ Model is one of the only two Full Service Extended Schools to be set up in Northern Ireland. This project seeks to:

  • address the wider needs of the child and his family
  • raise expectations and aspirations for success in young people
  • help identify and remove barriers to learning 

The FSES provision includes:

  • strategies to promote pupil engagement in learning
  • programmes to strengthen self-esteem and confidence
  • strategies to encourage healthy lifestyles
  • availability of help and advice to parents
  • opportunities for parents to become more involved in the life of the school.
  • support systems for boys who are experiencing difficulties in their lives e.g. specialist counselling and mentoring 
a range of support mechanisms (exist) forged from strong, highly developed partnerships with an extensive range of external agencies
— ETI (Jan 2016)