Portadown College is a very special place which we affectionately refer to as “PC”. Since 1924, we have enjoyed a reputation for our academic excellence, caring ethos and supportive learning environment.



College Welcome

Portadown College, affectionately referred to as ‘PC’, is a very special place at the heart of its community. Since 1924, we have been renowned for our academic excellence, caring ethos and supportive learning environment. We welcome young people from all backgrounds to become part of our unique ‘PC’ family.

Whether you are currently a student in one of our local schools, or new to the area, we are committed to offering you an engaging, challenging and rewarding experience through which you can grow as an individual in pursuit of your personal goals.

As a young adult embarking on the next stage of your educational journey at GCSE or A Level, we want you to be inspired by your learning and enriched by College life. Excellent academic and pastoral support, complemented by an array of extra-curricular opportunities, will shape your time with us and prepare you for your place in the world beyond school.

Through our College website, we are proud to afford you a flavour of the fresh experiences and exciting opportunities which await you as you begin the next significant chapter of your education with us.

Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information, or if you would like to visit the College to experience our distinctive atmosphere for yourself.

We look forward to welcoming you to ‘PC’.

Gillian R Gibb



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Emergency Closures

In the event that the College has to close due to unforeseen circumstances we will endeavour to communicate this through the following media:

  • College website
  • BBC (website/ Radio Ulster)
  • Text Alert

Local radio stations may be able to list this information.

It is vital that primary contacts for the Text Alert service ensure that the College holds up to date records of mobile numbers.