Headmaster's Welcome

Our Vision

To be recognised as a School that builds great characters, produces strong leaders and nurtures creative innovators who are equipped to engage internationally and contribute positively to a global society.

We extend a warm welcome to you to come and visit our school and experience, at first hand, a school for boys aged 3-18 offering a day and boarding school experience that makes young lives extraordinary. Campbell College is committed to providing an education designed to enable all boys to discover their strengths, and to make the most out of their talents within Campbell and beyond.  When we see a student, we do not see a grade or a label; we see an individual, with potential, and it is our duty to add value by helping them achieve academic success and appreciate the joy of leaning to learn. Prepare to be challenged, stretched and inspired.

The literary giant, author and poet C.S.Lewis attended Campbell College; and a lamp-post, similar to the one featured in Narnia, where Lucy meets Mr Tumnus, stands proudly in the College driveway. The C.S. Lewis Centre in Belfast has produced a video on the life of the author including his time at Campbell, click here to view.

Campbell aims to promote all personalities and all talents and interests. Academic study is vitally important to this school and we expect pupils to reach for high grades, but Campbell’s view of education celebrates the creative, physical and spiritual as well as the intellectual. We want boys to leave the school with an assured set of values, we want them to believe they can truly make a difference in society; we want boys to leave the school with things that are going to matter to them for the rest of their lives.

But don’t listen to me, here is what one of our parents said recently.  “Ian attended Campbell College for the last 2 years of the United States equivalent of High School. Because of the guidance, support, discipline, humour, kindness, respect and regard of the boarding team, Ian gained confidence in himself and developed study habits and life skills which have made him successful at the University of Leicester.  They have resulted in making him a very fine young man of whom we are very proud and, more importantly, who is proud of himself”.

The competitive education system in Northern Ireland fosters an environment where expectations of pupils are high and consistently good outcomes are required if a school is to remain viable.

Robert Robinson MBE