Cookstown Primary School

'Educating today's children for tomorrow'

Coolnafranky Demesne, 20 Molesworth Street, County Tyrone, BT80 8PF

Tel: 028 8676 2622




Parent Update

Dear Parent/Guardian

I hope that you have been able to have a lovely summer break with your family. It has certainly been needed after what was once again, an extremely challenging year for us all. As the summer holidays now draw to an end, your attention is no doubt starting to turn to your children returning to school.

The Department of Education released their guidance to schools, for the new school year on Wednesday 18th August and whilst we carefully study the information within, I wish to let you know that the children in Year 3-7 will be able to bring school bags and personal equipment (pencil cases, lunch/snack boxes etc) as well as their school books, to and from school daily. Children in Year 1 and Year 2 will not require schoolbags.

School dinners remain priced at £2.60 per day. The dinner menu will be available on our Facebook page and school website before the end of August.

Further information including starting and finishing times, along with entrances and exits will be released in the next few days.

If you have any further queries or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Year 1 Induction

Dear Parent/Guardian

I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer break.

The start of the new school year is rapidly approaching and hopefully all our children are excited and looking forward to beginning their new school.

All our new Year 1 pupils should have received notification in June regarding dates for Induction and starting school, either by email or post. If you didn’t, please contact the school office.

The induction will be a short informal meet and greet session with the staff as well as providing you with some information about Year 1. The children are not required to wear their school uniform.

We are looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Paul Mitchell
Acting Principal

Back to School Information.

I hope that you are all enjoying your summer holidays and are making the most of our break from school.

At the moment, the guidance and information regarding pupils returning to school for the new academic year has yet to be released by the Department of Education.

We are therefore unable to share with you at present, our school's plans for the safe return of all children.

In the meantime I have attached the 'Term Dates' for the new academic year, including the dates for returning to school.

Year 1 and the LSC/ASC classes have been notified of their start dates separately.

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for further parent updates

Click here to see Term Dates for 2021-2022

Year 7 Prize-Giving

Yesterday was a very special day in Year 7 as we held our annual Prize Giving. Many children received awards and certificates for their work and contribution to school life. Well done to all the Prize Winners.

We are so proud of everything that our Year 7 children have achieved.

Please see the prize-winners photographs in the Year 7 page and the list of prize winners also. 

21st June 2021

Year 1 intake 2021

To view your Childs teacher welcome video click here.


21st June 2021


Over the past few weeks, the Primary 7 pupils have been working very hard to produce their end of year Leavers’ Play so without further ado - we present to you Cinderella!

The story tells the tale of a girl who longs to attend Prince Charming’s party. Will her evil stepmother and nasty sisters allow her to attend? Will Prince Charming meet the girl of his dreams? Only time will tell…

The trailer above will give you a flavour of what is to come! The full production is available to view via the link attached. (Please note, this link should only be downloaded if desired, for personal use and should not be shared with anyone outside of school).

The children have really put so much work and effort into this video and deserve all the credit for their fantastic performance. 

For now, sit back, relax and enjoy our virtual performance of ‘Cinderella!’


Holiday Bible Club - Streamed online from Monday 9th- Friday 13th August.


Cookstown Primary School Does the NI Daily Mile

On Friday 28th May the pupils and staff took part in NI Daily.

You will find the photographs that where taken during the day under each Year Groups. 


2nd June 2021

Superhero Week at Cookstown Primary School Autism Centre

Click here to view some of the amazing Superhero's in ASC & LSC.


2nd June 2021

Dinner Menu for June is now available.


26th May 2021
FAO Newcomer Parents
We would like to make you aware that due to Brexit families living in N Ireland who are not British or Irish must apply for EU settlement by 30th June 2021.
This is a matter of urgency.
CLICK HERE to view the urgent message for newcomer Parents regarding the EU Resettlement scheme.
CLICK HERE to view the deadline and more information. 
Please contact either Steps as mentioned in the letter or contact the school if you need help with this.

24th June 2021

Updated Holiday List
The holiday list has had to be updated to take into consideration the early return to school in August 2020. These changes, highlighted in red, have been approved by the Board of Governors. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
21st June 2021
Leavers' Hoodies 
Did your child leave our school in June 2020?
Dear Parent/Guardian
I have been asked about the possibility of getting Year 7 Leavers' Hoodies for the children who left school in June 2020.
Last year's Year 7 children were unable to celebrate their leaving of Cookstown Primary School, in the way they usually would have in the past, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This might go some way to mark their leaving!
In order to check if it is feasible, could you please complete the expression of interest form below by Wednesday 26th May 2021.
We will then be in touch with further information if we have enough interest.

29th April 2021

Parent NI

Parent NI are delighted to announce a new series of sessions on how parents can support their children through their formative years.

The first session focusses on Sleep and will take part on Monday 10th May at 10am.

To book a place call Parent NI free on 0808 8020 400


19th April 2021

Fuel Stamps

Please read the attached letter for more information regarding fuel stamps. 

Click here to view the letter. 


26th March 2021

Year 7 Leaver's Hoodies Announcement‚Äč

We are delighted to announce that for the first time ever our Year 7 pupils will have the opportunity to purchase a bespoke 'Leaver's Hoodie' as a memento of their time in Cookstown Primary School.  

These will be available in a variety of colours, with personalized initials and the school crest on the front and the names of all Year 7 pupils inside a ‘21' on the back. The price of these hoodies is £18.

Signature Leavers have created a designated section on their website for Cookstown Primary School Leavers 2021. This online shop will go live for 7 days from Tuesday 30th March - Tuesday 6th April. Please use the link below.


When opening the link, please ensure you click on the Cookstown Primary School section. 


The process is very simple: 

1. Click on the link and search for the Cookstown Primary School section.  

2. Select the colour of hoodie from the choices. 

3: Choose the size – Ages 7-8 – Adult XL.  

4. Write your child's name.  

5. Fill in the initials that you want printed on the front e.g. JB for Joe Bloggs.  

6.Click add to bag  

7. In delivery section click 'Deliver to Cookstown Primary - £0.00' and then 'Update Total' (The company will post all the hoodies to the school for free) 

8. Proceed to checkout and pay for the hoodie.  


The Year 7 teachers would love as many of the current Year 7 pupils to participate in this exciting opportunity to remember their days in Cookstown Primary School. 


24th March 2021

Soft Project

Please take a few minutes to complete our survey about family needs in our community. This will enable us to your feedback to evidence children's needs & develop our service to continue to support you along with our lead partner The Speedwell Trust.


23rd March 2021

Returning to School

Whilst a lot of our Year 4-7 children will be very happy to return to school on Monday, we recognise that others may feel anxious and worried about the return for a variety of reasons and particularly those children who have a diagnosis of ASD. With this in mind, we have attached a social story to help with the return to school for any child who may feel anxious for whatever reason.

Please be reassured that we are all here to help and we are so excited about seeing you all again on Monday. We will do our best to help you settle back into school. The teachers have some lovely activities planned for you.

In the meantime, have a lovely weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Take care and stay safe.


9th March 2021

Keep our school safe.

For the return to school the Department of Education has put up these signs at the entrance points of the school to enhance the safety for everyone.

Please be aware that adults should not gather at the gates, should give everyone space and wear a face mask when leaving children to school and collecting them.


5th March 2021

School Restart Letter

Click here to view the letter to parents on School Restart from the Education Minister. 


2nd March 2021

ATTENTION : All Parents / Guardians

Click here to view the letter regarding the phased return of pupils to school.
2nd March 2021
Post-Primary Admissions – Special Educational Needs
Transfer to post-primary school is a significant milestone in your child's life and deciding on where to seek a school place will be one of the most important decisions that you will make as a parent. If your child has a statement of special educational needs, their transfer to post-primary will be managed by the Special Education Section of the EA and you can contact your named link officer should you need any advice or guidance.
If your child does not yet have a statement of special educational needs but is currently going through statutory assessment, you will still need to apply online for a post-primary placement for your child. We look forward to working with children, young people and families as they embark on this next important phases in their educational journey.
For more information on the online application process please visit our website:


2nd March 2021

Post-Primary Application parent checklist.

The Post-Primary application process will take place online, for the first time, in 2021. The application process will be open from 12 noon on 1 March and will remain open until 4pm on 16th March. Please see our parent checklist that may help you prepare for the process or visit our website for more details.

16th February 2021

Play Matters!

Play is essential for children's health and well-being, helping them build resilience and cope with stress..

PlayBoard (the lead agency for children’s play) are kindly sharing the following Play Matters – Play for Parents guide in which parents will find lots of tips and information on the importance of play.

9th February 2021

The  Post-Primary application process will take place online this year, and will open at 12 noon on 1 March 2021 and will remain open until 4pm on 16 March 2021.
Please take the time to watch our information video to familiarise yourself with the process.


2nd February 2021

Advice for parents of children in Year 6 in 2021

Please select the link below to find more information.



10th January 2021

Supervised Learning Information Letter for Parents / Guardians 

Click here to view the latest parent/guardian update.


10th January 2021

Important Parent / Guardian Update 

Click here to view the latest parent/guardian update.


6th January 2021
Resetting the password.
1) If you need to change your child’s C2k password, when at home, simply go to 
Enter your child’s username, current password, e.g. primary4a, your new password twice, the verification code and then click ‘Change Password’.
Remember the new password must be;
• at least 8 characters long and,
• cannot be a password that has been used before
Please use the new password to access Google Classroom. Remember the Google Classroom username is your child’s C2k username followed by Please private message your child’s new password to the class teacher, using Google Classroom, whenever you have it changed.  
2) You may need to delete your internet browser history. If you do not do this, the browser may try to sign you in with an old password.  
If you are having any technical issues the school ICT Technician is available via telephone (02886762622) between 9:00 and 15:00 to deal with any queries you have regarding accessing My School or Google Classroom.

17th September 2020

Parent information - Google Classroom Update

Thank you to all the parents who have signed their child in to Google Classroom.

Google Classroom is the ONLY way in which your child will receive important class updates and their homework.  It is also the way you will communicate with your child’s class teacher.

Therefore, if you have not joined your child’s online classroom, please do so no later than Monday 21st September as homework is beginning on this date.  Please remember to log in to Google Classroom via My-School and using your child’s Google Classroom account details that you have been given.

For everyone’s safety, please do not log in to Google Classroom using your own Google account.  This way we can keep all the children safe on-line and know who is using the classroom. 

We look forward to sharing updates and homework online throughout the ‘new’ normal.   


We really appreciate your support.

Thank you in advance! 



14th September 2020

*Important information for Parents*

In preparation for us moving towards using Google Classroom for all home to school correspondence and sharing homework online, we would really appreciate it if you could check your child can login to My-School and Google Classroom, as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday 17th September.  Please remember to use your child’s account details for both My School and Google Classroom.  
Your child’s ‘My-School, Google Classroom’ login and code details are available on the back to school letter, as provided by the class teacher today.  Mrs Dornan and Mrs Wilson’s class will receive their information via email by Monday 14th September.
There are help guides available on the school website,   Please follow the Parents’ Area and select Google Classroom Support.

If you are having any technical issues the school ICT Technician is available via telephone (02886762622) during the week between 09:30-13:00 to deal with any queries you have regarding accessing My School or Google Classroom.