About us

Scoil Naomh Padraig is a Catholic Primary School under the patronage of the Catholic bishop of Derry Dr Donal Mc Keown. Subject to the terms of our Enrolment Policy, our school welcomes and enrols pupils of other faiths or of no faith and respects their beliefs and practices.

Scoil Naomh Padraig has served the Drumfries area for over 170 years since 1838.The original building was occupied until June 1996. Staff and students moved into the new building on 1st Sept 1996. It is currently a three teacher school.

The new building stands on a prime site overlooking the valley. There are three classrooms, staff room, a kitchen and office clustered around a large central assembly hall.

The children have access to excellent facilities including a general purpose room, a well stocked library, networked IT facilities and a wide range of resources and equipment.

Scoil Naomh Padraig enjoys the strong support of the parents and the wider local community. The community gathers in the school to celebrate mass during the school year as well as hosting local events.



Do your best

Respect each other.

Use your talents.

Make our school a happy place.

Friendship is invaluable.

Realise your dreams.

Influence the world around you positively.

Each day, be truthful and kind.

St.Patrick , be our guide.


The Old School

The Old School

The New School



Scoil Naomh Padraig N.S has achieved a number of awards over the past number of years. These include:



  • Green Schools Award

  • Active Flag Award

  • Digital School of Distinction