Boarding Joining instructions

Welcome to Boarding

A very warm welcome to the Campbell College Boarding department, I hope that students are looking forward to joining us in August 2024. This page and the documents below should provide you with the information you require. 

We have set up a 'Frequently Asked Questions' section and recommend that you view this for answers to the most commonly asked questions. 

If there is anything of concern or indeed if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible however you should be aware that staff will be on holiday at various points in July and August. 

I look forward to welcoming you and your son to Campbell College.

Kind regards,

Bert Robinson

Head of Boarding


All new boarders should arrive on Tuesday 27th August 2024 between 9.00am and 12noon. Should travel arrangements require arrival outside of these times, please let us know.

Families will be shown to their son's room and will have the opportunity to settle the boys in and meet the boarding staff. The School Uniform Shop will be open from 9.00am - 4.30pm to purchase uniform.

There will be an informal BBQ for pupils and parents in the late afternoon and we very much hope that all new families will attend. We would anticipate parents being off site by 7.30pm to enable boys to settle into their rooms before lessons begin on Wednesday 28th August at 8.40am.  



Please download the information below, hopefully this will provide all the information you require however should you have any queries, please contact Mr Bert Robinson or Mrs Leigh Crawford.


The College is pleased to have a partnership with the Hastings Hotels group. It boasts seven luxurious hotels across the province. This includes the five star Culloden Estate and Spa located 10 minutes from the College, the world famous Europa hotel in Belfast City Centre, the new Grand Central Hotel in Belfast City Centre and the four star Stormont hotel which is in walking distance from the College. If you contact and quote “Campbell College Family Rate” you will be guaranteed the lowest available rates for any given dates.

Alternatively, the College can recommend The Harrison which is a 20 minute drive from the College.  Owned by one of our boarding parents, The Harrison is a delightful boutique hotel in the City Centre. Please use the code Campbell10 for 10% discount.  

Should you wish to travel whilst in Northern Ireland, we can recommend staying in Manse on the Beach:


Invoices are split into 3 installments. The invoice for the first term’s fees will be sent to you in July, we would require this to be paid before your son starts in August.  The subsequent invoices will be sent to you in December and March.  Alternatively, if you prefer to pay the full year’s fees in one installment, please contact the finance office.


The College uses a system called ParentMail/Iris to communicate with parents via email - further information is provided in the handbook. You will receive an email at the beginning of term asking you to confirm your details and once you do this, your account will be live. All general communication and student progress reports are sent from this site.

All work for students is set via the Virtual Learning Environment, Firefly. Parents will be able to set up a parent account for Firefly to view to view the work that is being set for their son. Information will be sent to parents on how to do this in September once all students have their accounts established. 

It is recommended you download both the ParentMail/Iris App and the Firefly App from the iTunes/Google Play store.

Should you wish your son’s Guardian to be included in the ParentMail distribution list, please contact Mrs Leigh Crawford, Headmaster’s secretary.