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Friends School Lisburn

Friends School Lisburn

Friends School, Lisburn a brief overview.

Friends' School, Lisburn was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1774. It is a co-educational, non denominational Voluntary Grammar School. Friends' School is one of many Quaker schools across the world and these schools have a distinctive ethos which is based on care for the individual.   John Hancock, a prosperous linen merchant, left £1,000 for the purchase of land “in or near Lisburn” on which to build a school for the children of Quakers and so in 1764 the school was formed. The school accepts non-Quakers as well as Quakers. The school was listed as the Northern Ireland Secondary School of the year in 2017 by the Sunday Times.

Demand for year 8 places in the Lisburn area is always high and Friends’ School use the new SEAG Single Entrance Transfer Test results as part of its intake criteria into year 8.

Contact Details

6 Magheralave Road


BT28 3BH

Telephone/School Office

028 9266 2156

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