An Integrated College
Oakgrove Integrated College, founded by local parents, opened in September 1992. The College has full Grant Maintained status. The College is co-educational and its distinctive feature is the planned integrated character. The ethos of our College confirms a commitment to integration and ensuring that children from different social, religious and academic starting points all have the opportunity to achieve together. The Board of Governors is committed to the maintenance of a balanced enrolment of the two major traditions, with a similar balance being maintained amongst staff and Governors.
A ‘UNICEF Rights Respecting School’, the aims of our College emphasise the overall development of the child, ensuring a growth of self-esteem, self-respect and respect of others. This leads to acceptance and understanding of the many traditions within our society at a much deeper level, built on friendship and trust. It is important that within this we have the acceptance of the wider community and encourage parents to be supportive of the many varied activities and experiences which build on this mutual understanding. The College is very conscious of the important role parents can play in the life of the school and their participation is encouraged.
Oakgrove Integrated College is located in the grounds of Gransha Park. The building’s magnificent setting is surrounded by green fields, mature woodland and playing fields providing students with an exceptional additional environment. The 36-acre site is situated overlooking the River Foyle and backs on to Enagh Lough. It is comprised of sports pitches, playing areas, wooded areas, shrub areas and a College Green.