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Larne Grammar School


"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives one."

George R. R. Martin, 'A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust'

Teaching Staff

Mrs C Apsley BA (Hons) PGCE (Head of Department)

Miss N Newton BA (Hons) PGCE 

Mrs E McKay BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs M Scott MA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs A Steele BA (Hons) PGCE


The English Department is passionate about our subject. Our aim is to encourage writers in all sorts of areas. We want pupils to be able to write in many different forms for many different purposes. Efficient reading is one objective, but in attaining this we wish to unlock the storehouse of knowledge and vicarious experience that is involved in reading. Also important, is the ability to talk and listen and we will try to hone this skill over the years in English class.

The English Department is an enthusiastic group of teachers who love their subject. Also, their involvement in school life testifies to their commitment to pupils’ education. We are involved in debating, theatre visits, drama productions, the library, public speaking, the school magazine, sport, mentoring, conservation and pastoral care.