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.


The Portadown College community is deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ross Capper.

Ross attended Portadown College for four years, only completing his A-levels in June this year. Extremely popular with his peers and staff alike, he was very capable and easy going. A true gentleman, Ross always seemed to have a smile on his face.

As a College community, we express our deepest sympathy to Ross’s parents and brothers, as well as to the wider family circle and his many friends, at this very difficult time.



Principal's Welcome

Whether you are currently studying in one of our local schools, or if you are new to the area, we are committed to offering you a relevant, challenging and rewarding College experience through which you can develop as an individual and achieve your long term goals. Strong academic and pastoral support, complemented by extensive extra-curricular opportunities, will all enrich your time with us. Through our College website, we are proud to give you a real flavour of the experiences and opportunities which await you as you set out to fulfil your potential during these vital years in your education at “PC”.

Mr R.S. Harper, Principal


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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.