Welcome to Abbots Cross!

Abbots Cross is located on the Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, in a bright, modern facility opened in 1996. Our 292 pupils are served by  a dedicated team of 15 teaching staff and 12  classroom assistants.

We aim to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which every member of the school community feels valued and is encouraged to reach his or her full potential

Our children enjoy academic and personal success and the school invests in the growth of every child’ s self esteem, confidence and independence.

With you, the parents as our partners in learning, we are confident that our pupils of today  will become valued citizens of, and contributers to, the society of tomorrow.

Please feel free to contact me should you wish to learn more about the school.

School Principal

Mr R. Gibney, School Principal



Abbots Cross pupils and colleagues raise £6,000 in teacher Helen Hanley’s memory. 

Click on the link below to read the full article from the Belfast Telegraph.


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Click on the link below to listen to our feature that was broadcast via BBC Radio Ulster on Friday 20th March 2015.  (Our feature is at 2 hours, 19 minutes and 44 seconds) Enjoy!


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Watch the week unfold here…


CSI at Abbots Cross Primary School

The golden egg was stolen!

This was our special event with opportunities for our pupils to investigate the case of “The Missing Golden Egg”. Throughout the week we searched for clues, investigated scientifically, selected suspects and solved the crime. We worked together to become reporters, investigators and problem solvers.

To help us in our task we had the help of our community PSNI officer and the Science2life team. Even our local Tesco Community Champion came to help.

Through this event we provided our pupils with an exciting stimulus which led to amazing work across all areas of the curriculum with a focus on Science and Technology, Literacy and Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.

For further information on the week check out our website which has links to our BBC radio report and a video of all the week’s events.

World Around Us Team
S. Stewart, C. McDonald and H. Beattie